definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,547 miles

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2007 Saturn Outlook Owner Comments

problem #15

Apr 012013

Outlook 6-cyl

  • miles


My 2007 Saturn Outlook continuously leaks water from the roof every time it rains. The leaking water is not one drip here and there, but a gush of water will come out of these areas and will continue to leak while it is raining. The water will drain out of the headliner, the airbag areas, the light fixtures, the seat belt areas all in the front and back of the car and will also drench the passenger and driver side floor boards. This has caused my car to have a musty moldy smell to it. I find it very discerning that after you purchase a vehicle, it will have these safety issues such as water leaking. I understand that these things happen, but I am afraid that this will cause a shortage with the wiring systems in my vehicle thus causing even more damage. Since the water started leaking from the roof, I have had airbag issues and windshield wiper issues (it runs constantly). I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #14

Feb 152014

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Water is coming in from the sunroof drains. Water is pooling in the headliner. Upon braking water poured out the front of the headliner by the passenger windshield and also dripped on the lower left side of the drivers side gauge compartment. I am concerned of stagnant water causing mold and mildew - I am highly allergic and it causes bronchial issues. I am concerned of the water shorting out the electronic components. I purchased this vehicle from my father who drove it sporadically and garaged it. I do not have a garage and drive it daily rain or shine. I am concerned for our safety. A car is not supposed to leak.

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #13

Mar 122014


  • 58,000 miles
Roof leaks from sunroof /moonroof. Everytime it rains my 2007 Saturn Outlook roof leaks. The water travels into the pillars and where the air bags are stored in the columns. I am not sure if this will effect air bag operation or deployment. Leaks into the glove box and behind dashboard as well as into the rear passenger / storage area. The floors are saturated and the vehicle smells of mold. Random dashboard lights come on periodically.

- Glassboro, NJ, USA

problem #12

Dec 292012

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Water leak in sunroof, have had it serviced twice already and dealership cannot seem to find problem, water coming through airbags, side panels in front seats, puddle of water in passenger and driver floor, mold already built under carpet due to water.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 012010


  • 60,000 miles
Constant sunroof leak into passenger side of vehicle, multiple repairs. The rain runs down into vehicle leaving massive puddle of water on the passenger side floor. It appears to run down on far right side under the glove box area into the vehicle. I constantly have towels on the passenger side floor to protect the carpet, however the carpet is now permanently damaged and smells moldy. The state in which I live rains all winter long, so this is a major issue. I'm very concerned about the electrical box and electrical system failing! GM dealerships have been completely unhelpful and want to charge anywhere from $300 to $500 to replace the tubing every year.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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problem #10

Nov 152012

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
Sunroof started leaking and leaked into the fuse boxes and cause the fuse box and wires to corrode which caused the car to not shut off could drive down the road shut the car off and take the key out and it would still run.

- Stafforsville, KY, USA

problem #9

Nov 142011

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


I purchased my car from carmax and not even a month after, it rained really hard one night and the inside of my car on the driver side was leaking. I took it back and they called themselves fixing and I ended having the same problem again. Long story short I recently had the problem again but this time the leak is all over the car on the roof and this time carmax told me to take it GM and they said that it was just a clogged. I'm having to many problems with the same thing and nobody is taking blame for it. Either they fix it for good or I want a replacement vehicle.

- Morrow, GA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012012

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
This vehicle has a problem with leaking water when it rains! water will leak from the sunroof and pool in the passenger front seat foot well. It will fill the glove box and the foot well. The vehicle has been to the dealership for the problem every year since it has been owned by us. We recently were out of town and had to let the vehicle sit outside while we were away. When we arrived back from our trip the vehicle was filled with water in the footwell of the passenger side. All of the windows were steamed up, and the temperature outside was around 95 degrees, since then it has continued to rain and I have had to shop vac out the standing water. The biggest problem is the mold that has begun to grow in the car. The glove box has filled with water and ruined everything in it. There have been multiple warning lights that have come on since such as "check airbags" which I have personally seen water leak from. This is no longer a safe vehicle for me, my wife, or my three young children. I haven't been able to reach anyone other than the dealer to express my concern. I love the vehicle but my family's health is priority.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #7

Jul 282012


  • 86,000 miles
During a rain, water started pouring out of the airbag and seatbelt covers on the passenger side. Water was leaking out of headliner between windshield and door. It is dripping all the way down the side near the glove compartment onto the floor. I am concerned that others have had this same issue with no resolution. I am afraid that it will damage the electronic components and make the airbags and seatbelts fail. Please help get this recalled!!!!!!

- Charlotte, MI, USA

problem #6

Jul 142012

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 102,333 miles
Sunroof leaking water into the passage compartment and down the front firewall and glove box compartment. Water entered into the cover that hides the front A/C blower motor. Motor is sitting in 1-2 inches of water. Motor starting to corrode and stopped working. Lucky there wasn't a fire. Found utube video describing how to fix this problem. Removed cover to blower and freed up blower motor corrosion. Ordered a replacement blower motor. Drilled 2 holes in this cover to allow future water collection a drainage route out of this cover. Sunroof needs recalled and blower motors need recalled as well. youtu.be/fnykjlhusxi cost to repair this was $78 for part and about 1 hour labor.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 072012

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 52,020 miles


Water was leaking through the passenger side visor clip; the headliner above the passenger seat was wet. Before the car died, the temp gauge read hot and the check engine light come on, rear hatch was not working, later to find out the rear switch shorted from water. The car was taken to a GM shop where they found a water leak that flooded the fuse box. The car was returned to us. The car was in the shop from 2/7/12 -2/23/12. When the car was returned the horn wasn't working, radio/nav screen was black, but you could hear the radio. The car was brought back on 2/29/. another leak was found. A "water master" replaced the seal and glass on the sunroof.the car was returned on 3/6/12. Then we noticed the inside lights were not working along with the radio would not turn off and the outside temp reg. @ 82 degrees when in fact is was 42 degrees out along with condensation on 4/3.GM put out bulletins making the public aware of the potential issues due to inadequate drain tubes to prevent the problems above from happening. The repairs have failed. Apparently, there is a several design flaws in these vehicles.there could be potential disastrous outcome from the persistent water leaks we are experiencing despite repairs done per service bulletins. We have researched this problem extensively and have read 100's of other Saturn owners with the same issues; even after the repairs to prevent these problems. The edmunds forum is full of complaints.these cars are not safe and I'm just grateful I wasn't"?T driving on the hwy. When my fuse box died. When will GM become accountable for these faulty poor designed drain tubes from the sunroofs? GM alerted the public, paid for the repair and the repairs failed" and we can't find anyone who has had a repair that has worked. We need an advocate and a class action. GM is very much aware of this issue. I will never feel safe or confident.

- Chehalis, WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 062012

Outlook 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Outlook. The contact was driving 40 mph when water leaked from both sides of the front air bags. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 94,000 and the current mileage was 101,000. Updated 04/13/12

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #3

Dec 012007


  • 10,000 miles
Sunroof leaks. The leaks lead to reserves of water above the headliner that can be heard when turns are made. Significant amounts of water run through air bags on a columns and dashboard. Given that the battery has died on me six times, I am concerned about long term electrical damage and proper air bag deployment. Dealer has attempted to repair five times.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092009

(reported on)


  • miles
2007 Saturn Outlook electrical system recall. Consumer states that she is also having a problem with her vehicle leaking water in the driver and passenger areas.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #1

Jan 042008

Outlook 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 850 miles
2007 Saturn Outlook the seal not installed from factory invoice so# 263636, tag# 3636, and line item #3, caused all problems for this 2007 Saturn Outlook. Water collecting behind firewall in the area of the fuse block assembly causing the wiring harness junction box to short and draining the battery dead on three different occasions and causing the vehicle engine to run after turning ignition to off position on another ocassion. The seal not being installed from the factory allowing water to drip on passenger floorboard and causing windshield to collect water on the inside of winsheild when defrost fan was running at certain times and obstucting view of operator to drive safely! I david tilley have all receipts from Saturn of knoxville to verifiy all failures listed in this paragraph total of 42 days out of service per all invoices date time in service shop and date time out which includes eight complaints and three tows from roadside assistance all recorded from date of purchash to approximately 1,650 miles on the odometer. Where is the recall? summary: The seal or seam not installed at the Saturn factory has created a highly potential dangerous vehicle and not safe and dependable enough to purchase and operate. I david tilley the owner of this 2007 Saturn Outlook request a re-purchase of this undependable and unsafe vehicle david tilley

- Athens, TN, USA

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