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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,217 miles

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2007 Saturn Ion seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Saturn Ion Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 222015


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that the driver side seat belt failed to unlatch and the contact was unable to exit the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 252015


  • 84,000 miles
There is a bosh/cdr report from esis of General Motors outlining the data received from the crash for non-deployment of the airbag. Mr. Segovia of GM stated that the airbag should not have deployed based on the statistic from this report. I do not believe what he has stated. I need a review of the report for compliance regarding the non-deployment of the airbag to my 2007 Saturn Ion. GM through esis has refused to surrender the report to the defected seatbelts. My General Motors pending claim #816261. I have noticed andrew segovia, esq., Ms. Mary T. barra, CEO, Mr. Daniel ammann, president of GM regarding the second half of the claim of the defaulted/recall of the power steering during the crash. Mr. Segovia has confirmed esis's email stating that there was a power steering recall/defect to my car VIN number and remained open. There was the debris on the highway that caused the accident and then there was the defected power steering problem with my 2007 Saturn Ion which caused the crash. I was never notified of this recall by GM. The defaulted power steering caused the crash. In the outset of this claim, General Motors was aware that the power steering of the vehicle was inoperable. I tried to turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle would not crash into the rail guard but failed. I could not steer the vehicle. If I would have been notified of the power steering recall and defect, the car would have been repaired and operable at the time the car crashed. But General Motors defected power steering caused me to have no control of the power steering of the vehicle away from the rail guard so the car would not crash into the rail guard. The power steering was inoperable and as a result caused the crash. I am awaiting a response back from General Motors in the resolution/settlement of this matter as well and other information regarding the loaner vehicle.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 062014


  • 120,000 miles
Car stalled then ran again fine. Thought maybe bad gas or something. Started hearing a loud noise in the engine. Change oil came on and so I took it in to be serviced only to find out the timing chain had jumped keys. This is a terrible issue which could have caused me to wreck had I not had plenty of room to coast off the road. Also seat belt is stuck and will not unbutton so I am unable to buckle up the right way until that's fixed too. Looking online all of this seems to be a common problem however it appears people have to die from it before a recall is given. I urge an investigation into the seatbelts and the timing chain.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 032011

Ion 4-cyl

  • miles


I have contacted Saturn about the seat belt issue and they refuse to do anything about it. The belt will not click or unclick when putting the seat belt on. My heating and cooling system fan does not want to work unless I put the fan onto number 3 and it is drawing too much power from the battery. I just need these fixed for safety reasons.

- Uncasville, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 202010

Ion 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
My 2007 Saturn Ion 2 passenger seat belt keeps malfunctioning. When my passengers buckle up, the seat belt will no release when they are trying to exit the vehicle when I stop.I am afraid that if there is an accident that the person will be trapped. Also when someone is buckled, the seat belt buzzes and does not stop.

- Uncasville, CT, USA

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problem #1

Aug 052008


  • 16,300 miles
Involved in a rear-end collision, I was the one that got hit at a red stop light the car that hit me totaled his car and I ended up hitting the car in front of me while we were both waiting for the light to turn green my front end of the vehicle has extensive damage and my airbags did not deploy upon impact. I called and spoke with Saturn and they gave me 3 different reasons why the airbags did not deploy which I'm not buying...I did hire an attorney for the accident and considering getting Saturn involved with this lawsuit..

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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