Notes: With the 2007 model year we finally get to bid adieu to a car famous for poor safety marks, a dangerously defective ignition and power steering that would work … sometimes.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,567 miles

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2007 Saturn Ion body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2007 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 252015


  • 135,800 miles


The hood latch is having to be replaced for the second time in 6 years. It will latch but the spring will not go over all the way so the hood latch does not stay in place. I was driving from nc to NY and after driving for about 400 miles I got gas and the hood latch had loosened and I could not get it to close tight. I pulled up on it and it secondary part of the latch stayed connected so I continued to drive. Once in NY I called the dealer and the entire latch needed to be replaced and it cost me $200 and the best part is that it had been replaced once before roughly 6 years ago. The fact that I had to pay $200 for something that in my opinion is a safety issue is ridiculous especially since it had been replaced once before.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 192013

Ion 4-cyl

  • 123,400 miles
I experienced sudden loss of control of my 2007 Saturn Ion while traveling at 35-40 mph. I swerved back and forth 3 times before crashing front end into a mountain (rock wall). No driver airbag deployment. No passenger airbag deployment. Complete/total loss of vehicle. No reported injuries.

- Waterbury, VT, USA

problem #1

Apr 042007

Ion 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that there was a blind spot on both sides of the vehicle. When she looked over her shoulder before changing lanes, her vision was restricted and she could not look through the rear window. The restriction was caused by the metal that was in between the front and rear doors. She was uncomfortable changing lanes because she could not see properly. When looking through the rear mirror, her vision was also restricted. The contact believes the failure was caused by the structure of the vehicle. The dealer allowed her to test drive a vehicle without the spoiler, but the failure still occurred. The failure mileage was 500 and current mileage was 18,070. Updated 3/18/08 updated 03/18/08

- Granbury , TX, USA

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