I had my stock cat blow out after 200 miles. Hope mine is isolated too.
The majority of us have had no problems with our cars. Yes, the jurry [sic] is still out, but isolated problems happen all the time, even to Toyotas and Hondas. . .MotorMouth said:I pulled the RL out of the garage this morning to let it warm up and noticed a fairly large puddle that was a little out of place. It was fairly clear and I almost passed it up as water but took a closer look. Glad I did, because it was Mobil 1.
Needless to say I was a bit irritated. I took the car down to the fire station and took a closer look. I let it run for a second and oil was running down the back of the motor and on to the ground. I called Saturn and they had a flatbed out in about 15 min to pick up the car. I did not want to risk driving it to the dealership not knowing what the problem was.
The service manager called me about 2 hours later and told me what was leaking. Apparently the green rubber gasket that seals the Cam Position Sensor to the head was faulty, causing the leak. I stoped in at the service department and he was very cool about it and took the time to show me in detail what had happened. I asked him if possibly there was a TSB repair to the CPS from the no start issue that a few cars have had but there records did not show it. The gasket was no where to be found in the metro (Minneapolis/StPaul) area so they had to order one next day from out state.
I felt bad looking at my brand new car half way taken appart to remove a bad gasket but such is life I guess.
I can't say that I am not upset about having a leaky new car but the people at the dealership were very nice and set me up with a rental car right away. Hopefully this is not a precurser of things to come and just an isolated incident.
Jurry is still out though.
Vita said:no way a car with 7500 miles should have a knock...
I got an email from my father today. He works for Saturn with the design team as a tool maker. He talked to the guys in service engineering about the problem. Here is part of the email.hbko181 said:I had the same problem, at 600 miles, the cam sensor gasked leaked. At my dealership where I work, yeah at Saturn, a tech fixed it once and it did it again, he had no clue what he was doing, I was pissed. Anyhow its been fixed since then and with 2,200 miles on it its been fine. I have not incurred any starting issues with it yet though.
We have had about 30-40 Regular ION's with that problem, we've been putting in new ignition switches in them, apparently they cant take the extreme cold and the sensor in them screws up so the new ones should fix the problem.