NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,586 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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2003 Saturn L200 electrical problems

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2003 Saturn L200 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 042014


  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Saturn L200. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled and the key failed to turn in the ignition without warning. An independent mechanic went to diagnose the vehicle and replaced the ignition control switch. In addition, a strong odor of fuel emitted inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Hallandale, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 152007

L200 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,000 miles
My 2003 Saturn L200 has a problem with the General Motors passlock anti-theft system. The engine shuts off after being started and the passlock light blinks on and off. After researching online, I found a lot of people with similar problems with their GM vehicles. Since it appears that there may be a problem with the passlock system, I was hoping someone would look into similar complaints to see if a recall was necessary.

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #1

Aug 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,758 miles
Problems with vehicle's power steering system. Consumer noticed the failure when driving off the lot but thought I was due to cold weather. Later she learned the rack and pinion needed to be replaced due to fluid leaking. After the repair, consumer started hearing grinding noise when turning. On 10/08/03, the consumer learned the steering pump had to be replaced. After picking up the vehicle on this date, consumer heard more noises. This time it was a air pocket in the steering fluid. In addition, the automatic climate control system fails to work as designed. It's programmed at 87 degrees when its cold outside. Instead of heat, it would blow warm then cold air. The computer was reprogrammed and the problem became worst than at first. There were countless other problems with this vehicle.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

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