definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,500 miles

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2004 Saturn L300 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Saturn L300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 162009

L300 6-cyl

  • miles


My wife and I own a 2004 Saturn L300. My wife is the primary driver and she reported seeing a wisp of smoke coming from the steering column. We took it to the Saturn dealership and they said it was an electrical short. A couple of weeks later my wife reported the same wisp of smoke. We took it back to the dealership to have them repair it again. The second time they repaired it, the turn signal would not turn off when the wheel was turned. Also, the wisp of smoke is back again. This will be the third time into the dealership for the same problem. I am concerned because I don't want it to start a fire while it is being driven. This does not include the other issues including the power steering rack failing, the water pump failing, and the plenum failing. The car only has 46,000 miles on it and my wife has put about 13,000 in 27 months.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #1

Jan 042007

L300 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
A year ago, a grinding noise came from the steering when turning at low speeds. The dealership said they could find nothing wrong. I took it back to the dealership and they told me, while I was making the appointment, that it was the steering shaft.

- Milford, VA, USA

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