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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Saturn Ion brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 272015


  • 99,000 miles


Ever since I purchased this vehicle in October I've been having trouble & its only January I've had a fuel leak and had to replace it I've had bad struts had to replace it bad alternator replaced it bad battery replaced it bad brakes & rotors & I replaced it. It's just a horrible car and I wish I had spent my money else where is it possible that I trade in this car for something the same value I am very unsatisfied with this car.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 152010


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. While driving 35 mph and attempting to avoid a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway, the ignition key became jarred and moved to the off position, which caused the vehicle to stall without warning. The contact attempted to switch lanes; however, the steering wheel seized and the brakes failed to function when the pedal was depressed. The contact stated that the vehicle crashed into the rear of the parked vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There was no police report filed. The contact sustained injuries to the neck, shoulder, and lower back that required medical attention. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14E021000 (electrical system); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to a dealer to be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Indiannapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 062015


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that when that the brake pedal was depressed to the floorboard and the vehicle failed to stop. In addition, the coolant warning light continuously illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Montgomery , AL, USA

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