2009 Saturn Outlook engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,118 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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2009 Saturn Outlook Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 202015


  • 118,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Saturn Outlook. The contact stated while driving at approximately 55 mph, there was reduced engine power. In addition, the vehicle hesitated shifting and began shaking violently when the check engine and stabilitrak warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 118,000.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #5

Jun 052015


  • 120,908 miles
Travel us hwy when encountering rain condition vehicle had rear wheel loss of control into hydroplane, when attempting to correct steering into skid the steering failed to respond as if no power steering. The vehicle cruise control was on until point of first applying brake. The vehicle impacted ravine at frontal impactof grill atb high speed then flip side over side without one air bag deploying. Driver, passenger side, passenger/driver-side of seat, or pillar post air bags failed. The yellow airbag indicator light was always on and believed to be normal. After pressing on-star, emergency connection failed to which on-star claims antenna must of been damaged, though photos show intact. On star complaint about failure of system been on going since purchase. Complaint with ftc, state of Michigan sos (secretary of state) and dealership shortly after purchase Dec 24 2014 safety issues to include: Frayed seat bel, T power steering sloppy and noise, rear suspension. Dealer agreed to only address seat belt, and replace rear control bushing arm on one side. Suffered severe neck, spine compression fractures, head, knee, ankle, twisted intestine from seat belt, laceration to torso and other injuries requiring hospitalization. GM contact and opened complaint file for vehicle failures

- Durand, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 162014

Outlook 6-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
September 16,2014 around 8:30 pm we were driving on I10 westbound and accelerated to get in the main lanes. The car made the accelerated noise but was stuck in gear at 4400 rpms at 40 miles per hour. We pulled over in a parking lot to test the acceleration and it was hard to tell driving in a short distance, but as soon as we pulled off and attempted to accelerate again the same issue occurred. The next time the car began to lose power as if it would stop so we pulled into another parking lot and cut the car off. When we turned it back on and drove the issue went away.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 272014


  • 80,800 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Saturn Outlook. While driving up an incline, the vehicle did not accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle would not accelerate past 40 mph and the check engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,800.

- Richard , KY, USA

problem #2

Jul 062014


  • 108,000 miles
July 6, 2014 ? RPM / mpg as I was in the hov lane I tried to accelerate. I could hear the car transitioning, but the rpms and miles per hour did not match. At 3300 RPM the car was stuck at 60 miles per hour and would not shift out of third gear. When I took my foot off the gas the car slowed down but the needle was still on 60 miles per hour. The car randomly jerked as if it was pushing itself from behind. When I was able to stop the RPM was 2200 and the miles read 20 even though I was not moving. In addition, I had a full tank of gas when I began driving and when I came to a stop of the gas had been used.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 292010


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Saturn Outlook. The contact merged onto the highway and accelerated up to 70 mph to get on the highway. The vehicle then locked into that speed as if the cruise control was on. The contact tried to shift into a lower gear but the vehicle did not slow down. The contact then shifted into neutral, used the brakes to slow down and turned the vehicle off. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 62,000.

- Saylorsburg, PA, USA

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