Saturn Owner's Manuals
HQ:Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States (1985–2007)Detroit, Michigan, United States (2007-2010
The Saturn Corporation, also identified as Saturn LLC, was an American carmaker, a certified trademark founded on January 7, 1985, as a subsidiary of G.M. The company sold itself as a "different kind of car company" and operated somewhat separately from its parent company for a period with its assembly factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee, unique designs, and a separate retailer chain, and was GM's effort to compete with Japanese imports in the US compact vehicle market.
Soon after the withdrawal of a proposal by Penske Automotive to buy Saturn in September 2009, General Motors abandoned the Saturn brand and closed its notable franchises on October 31, 2010. All new making had already been stopped on October 7, 2009.
Saturn known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Saturn are:
- Engine Lights, the Check Engine Light appears on the dashboard.
- Timing Chains caused when the timing chain collapses or disengages due to broken or worn teeth.
- Transmission Problems, the automatic transmission sometimes slip between gears or shifts soundly or seems to labor.
- Saturn Recalls affected by the 2009 recall with over 16,000 cars.
- Undiagnosed electrical issues elsewhere can lead to ignition problems, becoming difficult to start and requiring thorough testing before the cause of the problem can be detected and treated.