2004 Saturn ION from North America
Saturn ION will not start in weather under 30 degrees!
I HAVE A SOLUTION FOR THE SATURN ION NOT STARTING IN COLD WEATHER!
My husband had a remote starter put in my car in December to bypass the security system in the ION. THIS FIXES the car not starting in cold weather!
You would think that the dealers would offer this as a solution; there are SO many of us with this problem. The remote starter DOES work to solve the problem.
I know for a fact it bypasses the problem, because yesterday I turned off the car the 'old fashioned' way; forgot to set the remote start when I got to work. It was about 18 degrees out when I got out of work at 4pm. I tried to start the car, and it would not work. Same issues as before the remote start... had to wait the typical 15 minutes then try again. That morning, I had the remote start set, and in 8 degree weather, it started without any problems! I made this mistake one other time around the first of the year, and had the same results. As long as the remote start is set, there will NOT be any problems again!
Rather than have to invest in a new car (that was not a solution for us), invest in a remote start. I have a manual transmission, so it was nearly double the price than an automatic, but WELL WORTH the investment.
I hope this solution will help some of you out there!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th February, 2009