2004 Models

Have You Experienced the Ignition Switch Issue?

Key Plug and Ring

We're interested in talking to owners of 2003-2007 Saturn Ions who have had their ignition replaced or have experienced the engine shutoff problems. In addition, according the NBC News, there were also about 500 people in the country who were given one of the plastic plugs (shown above) a few years ago to put into their key ring from GM. Did anyone get one of these?

General Motors Ignition Switch Recall Notice Being Sent to Saturn Ion and Sky Owners

Ion Ignition Switch Recall Notice Letter

SaturnFans.com has obtained a copy of the letter being sent out to Ion owners impacted by the ignition switch recall. The bottom line: replacement parts are not available and if you have to drive your car make sure you remove the key fob and any other keys to eliminate any excess weight on the ignition key.

NHTSA Investigating Saturn Ion Steering Defect

Saturn Ion Quad Coupe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation to determine whether General Motors should have also recalled the Saturn Ion when it recalled the Chevrolet Cobalt for a power steering defect back in 2010. Michigan Live reports that the government agency has received "846 complaints about power steering problems in Saturn Ions from the 2004-2007 model years."

Saturn Ion and Sky Now Included in GM's Faulty Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors is expanding the recall of certain 2003-2007 model year vehicles to correct a condition with the ignition switch that may allow the key to unintentionally move or switch to the "accessory" or "off" position, turning off the engine and most of the electrical components on the vehicle.

Owner Story: Saturn Vue Rollover Crash with Pictures

I was involved in a crash on June 11th with my 2004 Saturn Vue. The car in front of me was slowing down to stop and I slowed down to stop. Unfortunately, the car behind me slammed into me at approximately 50-55 mph. As I was thrust forward, I must have clipped the back passenger corner of the car in front of me, which flipped me over and rolled the Vue three times.

Historic Saturn, GM Vehicles Sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction Earlier this Month

On the Auction Block: Saturn Lola Race Car

Mark Vaughn from AutoWeek: More than 200 cars from GM's Heritage Fleet went on the block in what GM called normal housekeeping. Note that's the Heritage Fleet, which is different from the Heritage Collection. The latter has about 350 cars. "The Heritage Collection is sacred, a critical part of the history of GM," said Brian Baker, collection manager and design historian.

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Vue Red Line Street Play Concept

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Vue Red Line Street Play Concept

This Saturn concept was featured at the 2003 SEMA Show and was designed to showcase the high performance potential that could be achieved from the Vue Red Line. The "Street Play" Vue went wild with performance and appearance items which showcased the Vue's aptitude for performance.

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Vue "Spring Special"

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Vue "Spring Special"

This Saturn concept was designed to showcase the potential flexibility and utility that can be achieved from the compact Vue sport-ute.

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Ion Red Line (Blue)

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Ion Red Line (Blue)

This modified blue '04 Saturn Ion Red Line will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona later this week.

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Ion Red Line (Black)

On the Auction Block: 2004 Saturn Ion Red Line (Black)

This modified block '04 Saturn Ion Red Line will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona later this week.

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Sources: Saturn to Discontinue Vehicle Exchange Program in the New Year

SaturnFans.com has learned from several reliable sources that Saturn will discontinue its Vehicle Exchange Program (VEP) on December 31, 2008 in an effort to cut costs and help create a more profitable business model for the company in the future. The program will reportedly continue to be offered on new Saturn vehicles sold and delivered through the end of the month.