definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2005 Saturn Relay suspension problems

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2005 Saturn Relay Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 072007

Relay 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


I have a 2005 Saturn Relay. Three weeks ago, the "service traction control system" warning message and light and the "service ABS system" warning message and light started coming on intermittently (but both always at the same time). If I cut off the ignition and restarted the car, the messages and lights would go away until I started the car the next day. In a one-week period, these warnings and lights came on three to four times. The dealership warned me that when the warning lights were on, my car did not have ABS or traction control. So I took my car to the dealership and, based on a computer diagnostic, paid $460 to replace the front right wheel hub and sensor. Three days later, the warnings and lights came on again. This time, they stayed on even after turning off the ignition, removing the key and letting it sit for a minute. The lights have come on every time I have driven the car since. I have yet another service appt. On Sept. 11. even though traction control and the ABS system do not affect braking and vehicle control during normal driving situations, they are part of a safety system--a system for which I am receiving a discount on my insurance. I have also located at least ten other 2005 Relay owners through online discussion boards that have had the same problem. Many have said the problem is a faulty ebcm module. I will find out next Tuesday when I take my car back into the dealer for the third time if this is something we should replace. However, I feel the problem is serious enough and widespread enough to warrant a recall. Please, please check into this problem with the 2005 Saturn Relays. Even if the problem has not led to a personal injury or accident, the problem is related to a safety feature that all drivers depend upon.

- Massanutten, VA, USA

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