pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
98,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Saturn L200 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Saturn L200 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 082009

L200 4-door 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


The problem on this car started in 2009. There is a constant electrical drain on the whole system. Actually, there are several times the car just would not start and the lights seems dimmer than normal. found out battery was a problem. so, replaced the battery and after a month it gave me the same signs of problem it had before. Since , I was an automotive electrician. I found out the blower motor or cooling fan does not turn off most of the time. There is one time it actually just drained the battery, cause it kept on running instead of turning off when its cool. To remedy this problem I change the electrical of the blower motor and reroute this to ignition so, it won't eat up battery juice.That solves that. The second problem was the fuel sending unit at the tank crack for some reason, cause a smell of gas fumes in my garage everytime I park. So again being a handy mechanic, replaced a $300.00 sending unit and that fixes that. The third problem was the temperature gauge and the fuel gauge went out. Now this is becoming a pain the ass. Never figure out how they rewire the damn thing till this day. I even change the dashboard assembly. This cost me like $10.00 on a pick a part, so it's peanut.. Suspected this was the problem. but it's not. So, I got tired of troubleshooting this problem, might as well leave it this way.. So I just drive it without a gas gauge and a temp gauge.The fourth problem was the Aircon went out and thought it was just the freon. So check on it again, being a mechanic again kinda figure this is a simple task. Again found out this was not the problem but the electrical sending unit on the high pressure switch is malfunctioning. Replace the damn thing.and cost $150.00 again, out the pocket. This works a couple of months and went back to the same problem. So, I just gave up.I just admitted to myself. I got one of those lemon car in my garage. Sometimes, I wonder whose their engineer behind this electrical designs. Must be a cook. promoted to be an engineer. I guess. Now you see, even I as a mechanic have no clue what the hell is going on .On my own piece of sh*t car.

sorry for the language. Hope this helps lighten up your problems with yours.

- , North Las Vegas, NV, US

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