really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2005 Saturn Relay engine problems

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2005 Saturn Relay Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152008


  • 30,000 miles


I had a 2005 Saturn. I loved everything about it. I would have rated it as the most liked car of my life. However, the steering or brakes failed and actually caused my car to accelerate. I was in a church parking lot, getting ready to park my vehicle and when I applied the brakes, the car accelerated and I was headed for a tree, when I ran over a piece of playground equipment that stopped my wild ride. When I took it to Saturn of lakeland, they said nothing had shown up on a computer but they did test drive it and could find nothing. They told me that I must have had my foot on the gas instead of the brake. I had a similar incident, must less dramatic before that when I was pulling in to park. Both times I was making a left turn. That time I was almost stopped but did run into the curb. I have driven 49 years and these are the only two incidents when I supposedly had my foot on the gas and not the brake. It doesn't seem likely at all to me. Well the frosting on the cake was that about two months later, I went out and was going to start my car and when I tried to put the car in gear the shifting level fell out of position and was only held in place by the covering over it. Saturn of lakeland did say they didn't think I had driven the car roughly but I did repair it at NY own cost. However, the lack of concern by Saturn of lakeland, where I had purchased this car was less than pathetic. So, even though I liked the car a lot, I felt it was a safety hazard to be driving it. I gave up the fight in honor of my own safety and bought another car at a monetary loss to me. Safety first Saturn.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

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