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CarComplaints.com 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:
51,000 miles

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2007 Saturn Ion engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 202011


  • 102,000 miles


The key is stuck in the ignition switch and the car will not turn off. The key even came out of the ignition switch and the car will not turn off. This could be a very big safety issue.. single mothers have these cars I am one of them and there are complaints all over the internet about this problem. Safety or health issue daughter taking baby to dr and key wont come out stuck in the ignition switch she can not take the baby into his dr's appointment.my car has been running over four hours no one can get it to turn off --disconnectedness battery does not turn the car off. There are no dealerships or mechanics open and now car running for over 5 hors and is extremely hot --ended up having to remove the fuel fuse and kill the fuel running to the car--- this is the only thing that killed my engine..this could be a very big issue for owners when happens after hours. What other option is available --leave it running lock it and hope someone does not steal the car and that it gets put in drive by a child.

- Amarillo , TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 132007

Ion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased the 2007 in may of 2007. As of today, the car has 18,000 on it. Directly after I got the car, I began to have severe headaches. The car mostly ran without any issues, just that I has very bad headaches, and then began to black out while driving. I have had several medical bills, including a 5 day stay in June after an accident. All of the tests completed showed that I did not have any tumors, however I did have a rise in the co levels. The car was taken to the dealer, and a devise was placed on the car. The dealer then drove the car home, and said that he felt light headed, and was unsure if it was the car. He then drove the car back to the dealership in the morning and placed the device on it again. On 2 occasions he reported to me that he had recorded different readings, both very high. He then called Saturn directly, and was instructed to wait and he would send another device to record the co levels. That same evening, I was called by david quirk the owner of the business, and he said that he personally drove the car and took it to the car to a fire house, and had a fireman that he knew and he said that he could not detect anything in the car. Clearly, this was just a tactic to see if I was going to sue him. I only want for the car to be replaced.

- Glenburn, ME, USA

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