Body Control Module Chip Failed


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
63,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace at dealer (2 reports)
2003 Saturn L200 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Saturn L200 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles


The locks "click" all the time. When you lock the car with your fob the door locks automatically unlock and keep "clicking" or trying to unlock themselves. If you've locked your car with the fob then you still have to unlock your car with the fob even though the car doors are now unlocked because the security system is set and when you open the door the alarm goes off. Which I guess is a good thing since the car won't be stolen. However someone stealing this car would be a blessing!!! It clicks all the time whether the car is on or off and extremely annoying. The only way to fix it is at a dealer and it's expensive but it's a must fix.

- beckymn, Minneapolis, MN, US

problem #1

Aug 082004

L200 SE 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

I bought a 2003 Saturn L200 in November 2003. I got rid of it in August of 2009 - after 5 years. I loved the car, except for one thing, the body control module (computer chip) kept going bad. I replaced it twice under warranty, and then at the end of July, it went out again when it definitely was not under warranty. All told, I had the car for 5 years, and drove it about 59,780 miles, and I had 4 body control module chips in it. I sold the car and got a Ford Focus right after I replaced chip number 4 because the body control module sends the sensor data to the computer from everything in the car, the breaks, excurity system, fuel gage, etc. Each time the cip went out I had a different problem - doors won't lock (or unlock), car won't start (fuel lockout engaged), AC would only blow hot air, ABS light comes on. It was nerve wracking. It made me sell a car I loved 5 years sooner than I intended, and had me switch brands because I was so annoyed with the product.

- kholvoet, Murray, UT, US

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