hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,700 miles

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2003 Saturn L200 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Saturn L200 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 222007

L200 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,600 miles


My bumper cover fell off about three weeks ago, I went into a drugstore, came out and the bumper cover was lying on the parking lot. No collision was involved. I had the bumper fixed at Saturn of southwest frwy in houston. I picked it up from them on 12/20 at 6 pm. The bumper cover fell off again on 12/22 at 6 am. Saturn has explained the black strip under the bumper, something like rubber and it hangs about 4 inches off the ground, which did show rub just like what an eraser looks like after you have used it once indicates it touched against something. The service manager suggested possibly a drive way. And Saturn stands behind that decision that they are alright with a car whose bumper falls off when it touches something, a driveway, a curb, things cars normally come into contact with everyday without harm. The rub on that part shows that there was no pulling or grabbing of that part or there would be a hole or a rip or actual damage other than the rub from touching something hard. It cost a little under $1000 to fix and took seven days, plus I had to pay for the cost of replacing the license plate. Three days after having it fixed, the bumper cover fell off again. They won't fix it free or at a discount. It is very dangerous to have your bumper just fall off and it could easily cause deaths. Saturn doesn't seem to care. These cars should be recalled. It is irresponsible and should be criminal that Saturn and GM?S refusal to take responsibility for such a serious matter.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 102007

L200 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,500 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Saturn L200. The contact stated that the bumper detached from the vehicle. The dealer repaired the bumper; however, the failure recurred two days later. The dealer stated that something rubbed against the bumper and caused the failure. The purchase date and powertrain were unknown. The failure mileage was 77,500 and current mileage was 77,695.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 302004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Took vehicle to dealer for regular service and picked it up and then the bumper fell off. Dealer was going to take full responsibility when it was just a plastic air guard. But when they got it on a lift and saw the molding was cracked, dealer didn't want to take responsibility for it. Should make it durable.

- Barstow , CA, USA

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