Window Doesn't Work 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:
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Average Mileage:
87,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2006 Saturn Ion windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


My driver's side window on my Saturn has stopped working 3 times. The first time I took it to GM and they charged me $100 to tell me they just had to "plug a wire back in". The second time I took it to another mechanic and they said the window motor had to be replaced. And now it's happened again. I'm getting sick of it!

- Jennifer B., Jacksonville, FL, US

problem #1

Nov 032008

Ion 3 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

This is a major headache, especially presenting my ID at the gate into my workplace and at the drive up window at the bank.

- jimjky, Nebo, KY, US

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