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Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 10, 2013
Location:
South Portland, ME

the vehicle failed to start. upon being inspected by an in dependent garage, it was determined to be a timing chain failure. should this be covered under 07v-519? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 146000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU52F71Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 18, 2013
Location:
Canal Winchester, OH

tl* the contact owns a 2001 saturn ls. the contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the driver heard a pop and the vehicle powered off without any warning. the contact merged to the emergency lane and attempted to restart the vehicle and it failed to start. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing where the mechanic stated the timing chain needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign recall number: 07v519000 (engine and engine cooling). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 53,116 updated 04/30/13*lj the consumer stated the vehicle had to be towed twice. the timing chain and tensioner broke. also, four intake valves were bent, and two exhaust valves were bent.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53116 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU52F21Y. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 08, 2008. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Saturn West . Dealer's telephone number: 614-771-9700 . Dealer's city: Hilliard . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 43026 .

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 11, 2012
Location:
Rochester, NY

left my driveway and started down street. got a block or so away and car just stopped. was on main highway. was very lucky took to garage it is the timing chain. if there was a recall on this i never received it took to gm dealer was told there was never a recall for this *tr *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 102294 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F51Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 22, 2012
Location:
Lawrence, KS

was driving down the highway when turning right at a stop sign my car just stopped pulled over to the side. had it towed and was told the timing belt went out and it caused it to break the vals in the car as well have had this car for 10 years so its been a good one for the most part. *tr

Mileage was 157000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU52F81Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 21, 2012
Location:
Davenport, IA

while driving 55 mph the engine shut down. safely steered car to shoulder of 2 lane highway. tried to restart car. it would not restart. had car towed to a saturn certified mechanic. mechanic found the timing chain had failed. mechanic is not sure what failed first. (the chain, tensioner or oiler?) mechanic did state the chain guides did not seem excessively worn for the mileage of the car. mechanic told me gm had problems with the timing chain, gear and oiler sets in this year make and model. did some research online and decided to report this. we purchased this car new in 2001. had it serviced every 3,000 miles at the dealer till warranty had expired. serviced it my self from then on every 3,000 miles. from 36,000 to 157,000 miles we always used full synthetic 5w30 engine oil. *tr

Mileage was 157000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU52F21Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Saturn Ls 2000
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 30, 2008
Location:
Brown Deer, WI

engine began having a slow knocking noise, prior to that i would hear a noise of the chain slapping, which i was explained to by saturn that this was normal in my vehicle. drove the vehicle home then while i was parking, heard a loud bang and when i got out - there was oil gushing from underneath. parked the car and have not repaired it since... was just doing research now to replace the engine and found that finally there was another round of recalls regarding the engine. i have asked my saturn dealer before about this (while they were still in business) and was told that only specific years were covered... *tr

Mileage was 74500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JT52F9YY. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2012
Location:
Vacaville, CA

i was driving down a local street in my hometown. i was doing the speed limit and just cruising when all of a sudden i lost all power in my car. i didn't actually notice until i went to push the gas pedal and received no response from my engine. i was able to keep control of the car and get to the side of the road. after looking under the hood and not being able to identify the problem i called my insurance company and they dispatched a tow truck. after getting the car home i called a local mechanic friend of mine hoping he could give me a diagnosis after taking the engine cover off we were able to visibly see that the chain on the left side of my engine was broken. after seeing that he pretty much said i'm looking at a broken timing belt and possibly valve and piston damage. in the end it was obvious that my engine was not fixable. *js *tr

Mileage was 127112 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU52F11Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 18, 2012
Location:
Houston, TX

driving on us hwy 290 at approx 70 mph, vehicle totally lost power. was able to pull over to shoulder, but we were nearly 50 miles outside of houston. vehicle would not restart. after $350 of towing and diagnosis fees, informed that the timing chain has failed, causing catastrophic failure to the engine. now i find out that there were recalls issued on this same engine for 2001 saturns, and only a tsb on the 2002 models indicating a need for a new oiler for the timing chain. *js

Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F82Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 71 mph.

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 10, 2012
Location:
Durham, NC

tl* the contact owns a 2001 saturn l200. the contact was driving approximately 40 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the failure was located at the engine timing belt. the mechanic advised that the timing belt was fractured and caused the engine motor to fail. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 200,000. updated 06/05/12*lj updated 6/06/2012*js

Mileage was 200000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU52F41Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Carmax .

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 31, 2012
Location:
Kearns, UT

the timing chain broke and i found there has been recalls but was told i'm not covered now i have a 6000.00 paper weight!!!! *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU52F91Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Saturn Ls 2000
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 03, 2012
Location:
Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI

tl* the contact owns a 2000 saturn ls. while driving approximately 35 mph the contact heard a ticking noise in the engine. the noise was heard while driving various speeds. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the noise was coming from the timing belt located in the engine. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JW52R1YY. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 06, 2012
Location:
Tapika, KS

tl* the contact owns a 2002 saturn l200. the contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving on the highway. the dealer was contacted, but denied any assistance with repair to the failure. the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 97,000.

Mileage was 97000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F52Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 20, 2011
Location:
Brookland Park, MN

tl* the contact owns a 2001 saturn l200. while the contact was driving approximately 20 mph, the engine reduced speed and immediately stalled. the vehicle failed to restart and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who recommended that the vehicle be taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the vehicle was then towed to a dealer who informed the contact that the timing chain would need to be replaced. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 07v519000 (engine and engine cooling); however the contact's vin was not included in the recall campaign. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54FX1Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 02, 2011
Location:
Harrison, ME

my wife had driven to work this day and all was well. she went about her work day and left for her lunch break at 12:30 in the afternoon. she drove the car and got her food and came back from lunch. later on that evening she punched out at 5:00 pm to leave. when she went to start the car the motor turned over at a much faster than usual rate but the car would not start. i knew when i got there the car had no compression when i turned it over. i had aaa tow it to the garage (worth the peace of mind to have) and they told me sure as anything the timing chain had broken. fortunately she was not moving when it happened, must have let go as she parked the car. this is the second motor we put in this car. still waiting on the repair estimate. chain needs to be replaced along with the crankshaft gears because a couple of teeth got ripped off in the process. nice.... thanks saturn and merry christmas. *tr

Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F72Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Saturn Ls 2000
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 28, 2011
Location:
Brooklyn, NY

tl* the contact owns a 2000 saturn l series. the contact stated that in the attempt to start the vehicle, the warning lights would illuminate on the instrument panel and the vehicle would not start. the dealer diagnosed that the there was no compression taking place, causing the vehicle to stall. the manufacturer was notified, but the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 07v519000 (engine and engine cooling), did not include the vin. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 50,000. updated 02/03/12*lj the consumer has since traded the vehicle. updated 02/10/12

Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU52F9YY. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 03, 2011
Location:
Oreland, PA

tl* the contact owns a 2002 saturn l200. the contact was driving 35 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic that located the failure at the timing chain. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure was 85,415 updated 12/12/11*lj updated 12/14/11

Mileage was 85415 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F92Y. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Saturn LS 2002 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: Enterprise Car Sales . Dealer's telephone number: 610-825-8184 .

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 06, 2011
Location:
Toms River, NJ

gm recall #06074 towed to dealer pine belt chevy lakewood n.j. dealer refuses to make the repairs says theirs a vin# brake where this # does not cover recall repair from gm i just think they do not want to repair the vehicle . *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU52F41Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Saturn Ls 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 24, 2011
Location:
Pearl River, LA

timing chain seperated on my 2002 saturn l200 at 15 mph 2 months ago. it cost me $2700 to replace engine and then i found the links about a possible recall on this very issue but was told by saturn that it didn't cover my car. i am highly upset about this as my engine did exactly what all the other saturns in the recall did so why is mine excluded?? i want my year covered in the recall. *tt

Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU54F62Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 06, 2011
Location:
Hamburg, PA

tl* the contact owns a 2001 saturn l200. the contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle stalled and all of the warning lamps in the instrument panel illuminated. the contact inspected the vehicle and realized that the timing chain was fractured. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 07v519000 (engine and engine cooling). the vin was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 112,000.

Mileage was 112000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Saturn Ls 2001
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 16, 2011
Location:
Fargo, ND

timing chain has slipped causing car to speed up and slow down and stall. narrowly avoided causing an accident. this failure is reported in security bulletin 06074 yet dealer refuses to honor recall. *tt

Mileage was 89869 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G8JU82F81Y. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Saturn LS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.



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