definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,954 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Saturn SC1 engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Saturn SC1:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Saturn SC1 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012003

SC1 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,861 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Saturn SC2. While driving 50 mph, the brake pedal was depressed; however, the vehicle accelerated. The vehicle accelerated to 55 mph. The emergency brake was applied, but the failure continued. The RPM's increased. The gear was shifted into park and the vehicle stopped. There were no warning indicators prior to the failure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they were unable to duplicate the failure. No repairs were made. The failure still persists. The failure mileage was 44,861 and current mileage was 100,622.

- Westland , MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 082007

SC1 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
On Thursday, February 8, 2007, I was stopped at a stop light on North Aurora road in naperville, Illinois. When the light turned green, I stepped on the accelerator to proceed through the intersection. At that time, the car revved to 6000 RPM and went from 0-40 mph. I thought the accelerator must be stuck, so I tried to make sure it wasn't. it was not stuck. I stepped on the brakes, but nothing happened. The car just kept revving and going 40 mph. I knew I had to get the car stopped or risk hitting cars at the next intersection or going through a red light. I saw a road to the right ahead of me and decided that I had to make that turn. I turned onto enterprise road going 40 mph. It was then that I was able to get the car into neutral and turned the key off to get the car to stop. I had the car towed to a garage where the mechanic thought that it was a fouled throttle plate. He "fixed" the problem and I picked the car up. Driving the car to my home approximately 5 miles away, the car seemed okay. However, after I put the car in the garage and put it into the park position, the car revved again to 3000 RPM. My husband witnessed this. Needless to say, the car is going again to the mechanic. I am afraid to drive this car.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 212001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at 30mph consumer took foot off accelerator and vehicle kept going. She then applied brakes; but, it did not slow vehicle. Applied transmission, and tachometer went to 3000 rpms. She then released transmission, and vehicle kept speed of 35 mph. She applied brakes and transmission, vehicle slowed and engine raced. But, stopped at light. She let go of transmission and brakes, and by that time she had shifted up to 3rd gear without applying accelerator, vehicle reached 35 mph. After 1/2 to 3/4 mile engine stopped racing, and consumer was able to stop vehicle. Dealer found nothing wrong with vehicle. Miles at incident 19800.

- Dania, FL, USA

Not what you are looking for?