The car just turned 100,000 miles, and other than 2 tires and oil changes, we've not had to do any work on it. I called and spoke with Saturn and they gave me 3 different reasons why the airbags did not deploy which I'm not buying. This may cause other electrical features to malfunction, create an odor, or cause smoke increasing the risk of a fire. Although steering control of the vehicle could be maintained after a tie rod separation by the unaffected wheel on smooth roads or during light braking, with more significant suspension or braking inputs, the affected wheel could turn out and skid. The Original Timing Chain failed at 56,120 miles in March 2013 and repaired by an authorized Chevrolet Dealer.
Inspect the chain guides for wear or cracks and the timing sprockets for teeth or key wear. Change oil came on and so I took it in to be serviced only to find out the timing chain had jumped keys. Check the inside diameter of the chain, it should be no more than 16. This Part Fits: Catalog: E Vehicle Body Engine 2007 Saturn Ion Red Line Coupe 4-Door 2. Looking online all of this seems to be a common problem however it appears people have to die from it before a recall is given. Now the agency is investigating 97 complaints from Malibu and Aura owners about the same problems.
Do timing chains have an average life span, or do they sometimes just break or not? As of now it is cheaper to replace then engine rather then get parts + labor to fix the mess it caused. A short circuit in the circuit board that controls the system could cause a grounding wire to overheat. Of 14 owners contacted, six said they owned right-hand-drive versions typically used by postal carriers. If the buckle contacts the seat frame, additional effort is required to return the seat to a seatingposition. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.
If this were to occur, driver visibility could be reduced, which could result in a vehicle crash. I do not believe what he has stated. On cold days, the system heats windshield washer fluid before spraying it onto the windshield, where it can melt ice and frost on the windshield. Of these, two alleged a reduction in brake effectiveness while 18 reported only illumination of the brake warning light. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its Web site. The rear axle pinion seal does not meet all of the specifications and may experience a fluid leak.
The plete timing chain replacement cost guide. But General Motors defected power steering caused me to have no control of the power steering of the vehicle away from the rail guard so the car would not crash into the rail guard. Torque the new studs to 19 ft. If sufficient force is applied, the buckle cover could be pushed down the strap, exposing and partially depressing the red release button. Very frustrating, especially because the car otherwise was very solid. To fix the problem, dealers will install a fuse that will shut off the system in the event of a short circuit.
The safety recall began on August 18, 2010. Dealer cannot find the issue and it only happens about once a month. Fuel also may drip onto the ground and, if an ignition source were present, a fire could occur. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. I put a complaint into the hwy group also. An updated page for the owner manual will be provided and inserted in the owner manual to document that the feature has been permanently disabled and removed from the vehicle.
The belt will not click or unclick when putting the seat belt on. The company is not aware of any injuries caused by the problem. In addition to the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5 recalled on Feb. The Detroit company sold more than 1. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Thought maybe bad gas or something. Dealers will inspect and ensure that the shift cable adjustment clip is fully engaged. What I was talking about was if the chain starting making noise then u would want to change it. Most of the recalled vehicles are in the United States but some are also in Canada, Mexico and elsewhere. I have noticed andrew segovia, esq.
If either of these ports develops a crack, fuel will leak from the area. There was the debris on the highway that caused the accident and then there was the defected power steering problem with my 2007 Saturn Ion which caused the crash. A broken circuit can mean the airbag will not inflate. Repair guides engine mechanical ponents timing chain cover install the balance shaft chain with the colored links lined up on the marks on the balance shaft drive sprockets and crankshaft sprocket ion with 22l. I took it to my local mechanic and was told that the Timing chain was stretched.
The timing chain should be positioned so that 1 silver link plate aligns with the reference mark on the camshaft sprocket and the other aligns with the downward tooth at the 6 o'clock position on the crankshaft sprocket. Dealers will inspect the steering knuckles and, if necessary, replace the steering knuckle s and tie rod s. Those who already have paid for repairs should keep receipts for reimbursement, Company spokesman said. The recall now covers 1. In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag does not deploy as intended, the front passenger has an increased risk of injury. How to tighten a drive belt yourmechanic advice multiple drive belts shown. But for ur yr there are no problems that I know the chain letting loose.