definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 miles

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2005 Saturn Relay miscellaneous problems

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2005 Saturn Relay Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 032013

Relay 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles


While driving on freeway, Saturn Relay 2005 slowed down and lost power intermittently. Dash warning lights flashed on and off (ABS/stability/traction) - warning lights. The vehicle had no power on and off. When I applied the gas, the vehicle bogged down and continued to slow. Then all of a sudden, the vehicle accelerated when I depressed the gas pedal. I could not move over to the berm due to heavy traffic so I attempted to exit at an upcoming exit ramp. When I applied the brakes nothing happened the first few times. Then the brakes worked so I was able to slow down eventually. The brakes were pulsating when I would depress the brake pedal and intermittently, nothing would happen.

- Willoughby, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 282006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2005 Saturn Relay in May 2005. The cruise control is located on the steering wheel and not on the steering column. On several occasions when I was conducting a turn my blouse or skirt has got caught on the cruise control and I could not complete the turn and at times I was caught in the middle of the street. An article of clothing snags on the cruise control stretching the clothing as far as it will go and then the steering wheel is locked down. This is a serious problem and I have nearly had a wreck from it several times.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

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