13th Mar 2006, 20:11

Strange indeed. I've owned my 2006 Ion2 for over a month now{650 miles} and have had no problems with it whatsoever.

15th Aug 2006, 20:18

My boyfriend bought a 2005 Saturn Ion 1 and has had many problems with it. It shifts rough and there is a slipping sound coming from the transmission and it's hard to get into reverse. There's been a strange metallic banging noise from the front end since he bought it. The techs said it was nothing and they couldn't find the problem. He was made to think that he was imagining the problem. Yesterday they finally diagnosed the problem and replaced the end link boots and bushings, both front struts, and the steering column. We've taken his car to two dealerships to get it worked on many times since it was purchased and only now have they found the problem.

20th Mar 2007, 18:11

I have a 2005 Saturn Ion, about two months ago I was at a traffic signal and it stalled. It started up after two tries. Then two weeks after that I just left the oil change place and the check engine light came on, well I had an appointment so I went there about 30 miles, light still on. Called the Saturn dealership and they said bring it in. The dealership was another 30 miles, while driving to the dealership light went out?

The found a dirty ecm valve (they cleaned it) and said that if it happened again I would need a new one. Well last week I was stopped in traffic and yep you guessed it the car stalled out going down a hill, I had to use the emergency brakes to stop. Luckily after the third try it started. I wasn't a happy camper.

Yesterday I took it to the dealership they couldn't find anything wrong with it, they even called the Saturn tech center.

I had a 1995 Saturn SL2 for 10 years and it didn't give me one problem. It had 133,000 miles when I traded it for this. And now this Ion isn't even two years old only 17,000 miles and I am having problems.

The dealership said if it happens again I will have to leave it there---NOT.I will be trading it in!