Moon Roof Leaked

2006 Saturn Ion

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Saturn dealer. Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague Notes: When it comes to the 2006 Ion, the biggest questions are: what big problem is going to pop up next? And how long until GM chooses to address it?

The 2006 Ion has a defective ignition switch that gave owners fits. Their keys would get stuck in the ignition, the engine wouldn’t shut off or in some cases it would shut off at the most dangerous time. The ignition was eventually recalled as part of one of the largest recalls of all-time , but it took GM 10 years to do it. Then there’s this car’s temperamental power steering which is prone to stop working randomly while driving. It too was eventually recalled, even if GM took their sweet time about it.

Lastly, it turns out a car built with plastic doors, fenders and bumpers – while fun for a game of “shopping cart bocce” – is horrible for safety.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
32,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. dealership fixed drain around moon roof (1 reports)
  3. new part installed (1 reports)
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2006 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 122011

Ion Quad Coupe 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,600 miles


I just noticed that my sunroof was leaking the other day when it rained. I guess that is another problem to note with the 2006 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe. I haven't taken it to the dealership to see how much it would cost, but I noticed that it was a common problem with this model of car.

- sharedfearn, Washington, DC, US

problem #3

Oct 202006


  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles

Apparently there was some sort of drain that was not connected near the moon roof so when it rained the water pooled and drained into other parts of the car. This lead to the electrical components shorting out in the front passenger side door. The door would repeatedly lock and unlock by itself... like it was possessed. It also drained over to the driver's side and did something to the accelerator. The car had no power when I pressed on the accelerator. I pressed the pedal to the floor and would only go about 10 miles an hour. I called the dealership and all of these problems were directly tied to the moon roof leaking and shorting out the electrical components. However, Saturn was wonderful about it, they gave me a rental car and repaired all the damages.

- Debra S., Omaha, NE, US

problem #2

May 172008

Ion Coupe 2.2L L4

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles

I purchased this pre-owned vehicle no more than two months ago. I can see now why the dealership had it on the show-room floor. When it rains, the sun-roof leaks. This was the second time it has happened. The first time I thought it was my fault and that maybe I had not shut the doors all the way. Since then, I have made sure they are completely shut. We had a terrible storm over the weekend, and one-day into it I discovered a puddle on the front passengers-side floor that was at least an inch deep. Along with that, the seal around the doors was still dripping, creating water-marks on the seats. So, not only does the sun-roof leak, but so does the seal around the doors. The fabric around the sunroof was damp, and after getting out of the car, the alarm would not turn on. After driving it a few hours later and re-parking it, it allowed me to turn on the alarm. However, the next morning- I had complaints that the alarm on my car was going off, without anything being around it to set it off. It would go off for about 5 minutes, be silent for a while, and then repeat the process.

- raechel, Quakertown, PA, US

problem #1

Aug 092006

(reported on)

Ion Quad Coupe 3

  • 5,389 miles

My car has been in the shop a total of 27 days since my purchase back on 11-30-2005. The sunroof has leaked twice, not to mention it would not operate properly. I have much time and energy wasted in this situation and Saturn Corporation has offered to make two car payments for me, however I am 3 visits away from being able to pursue Saturn Corporation under Virginia's Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act aka "The Lemon Law". I have asked Saturn Corporation to allow me to trade this vehicle in on a more expensive model, but they refuse. The dealership has tried to step up to the plate, however they can't obviously offer me what I have paid for the vehicle. I have sent many letters, faxes and alot of time on the phone with the dealership, the Better Business Bureau, Congressman Wolf, Senator Allen, the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board for Virginia, Governor Kaine of Virginia, a lawyer, Saturn Customer Service Associates, and the Area Manger. Not to mention the district manager, general sales manager, service advisers, technicians, CEO of General Motors and General Brand Manager, Jill Lajdziak with Saturn Corporation, no one has seen fit to compensate me properly. I didn't seek out a complaint with the intention of personal financial gain, I just wanted Saturn Corporation to concede that this car has issues that have multiplied, due to incompetence and have asked for a suitable resolution to both of our interest's. Saturn talks about being a different kind of company. What I see is the same big business decision being made to hurt the little guy. If Saturn forces me to pursue them in a court of law I will no longer be willing to accept another General Motors Brand Vehicle. This situation has been ridiculous, and I have been told by Saturn personnel that I have been more patient than they could have been, but in acknowledging that they still will not do anything more than pay two car payments...

- marcum, Manassas, VA, US

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