2003 Saturn Ion Service light on...?
Question: I bought this car about two weeks ago and everything still works fine. One day i started up the car and a message came up on the dash board saying Service Vehicle/ coolant light came on. So i checked my coolant levels and everything was fine. Now that light stays on all the time In the manual it saying if that light comes go to a saturn dealer. Which i don't think there is any. If its a sensor does anyone know how much would it be to fix. Also when i bought the car i forgot to ask the guy when he got a oil change would it hurt if i got one not knowing if he got one a couple of weeks before i bought the car off of him....
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Coolant light is for the sensor, located under the reservoir. Sort of fun to do. Done 4 on Saturn's. Certain GM dealerships can still service Saturns. some are still under contract with GM to service them. you may want to call around & see. Go to the local auto parts stores & they can tell you what the SES light is on for. No, it wont hurt if you change the oil again, wont hurt anything at all.
Save yourself time and money and take the car to either a BMW dealership or an independent BMW shop that has invested thousands of dollars in the equipment that can "read" fault codes. The code readers available elsewhere are not always accurate and can sometimes give you false codes, and therefore, an incorrect diagnosis. Welcome to the world of M-ownership. This special breed of BMW is not without dedication and cost. Too often neophytes will purchase M-cars not realizing that upkeep and maintenance are absolutely essential to keep them running right. Then, after having totally neglected the service needs of their car, are quick to condemn the marque. M cars are most definitely not the same as your out-the-door daily driver Buick or Nissan.
Excellent good fortune, I had a 2003 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe and needed to put in three separate transmissions with the aid of eighty five,000 Miles. You would need to figure out what it's and eliminate that automobile as quickly as feasible.
Excuse The Long Reply: To simply answer "Yes", 1000's of owners have this problem, so much that in July 2010, Saturn sent out a "Power Steering Assist Bulletin 10187" to it's customers. Dealers are fully aware of this problem, and for them to tell you that you need to do a "Diagnostic", is total fabrication of the facts. Now, I know your Saturn Ion is "2003", but customers with the year "2003", were also covered, "Regardless Of How Many Owners". Mainly because the "Electric Power Steering Assist" in the "2003 Models" is the same as "2004-07". If you meet Saturn's requirements for coverage under this bulletin, it should not cost you a penny. Which basically is that your car has not gone over 100,000 Miles, or your car has been on the road for less than 10 Years. CONDITION Some customers of 2004-2007 model year Saturn ION vehicles, equipped with electric power steering, may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist, which could occur at any time while driving the vehicle. If the power steering assist is lost, a chime will be heard and the Message Center will display a "PWR STR" warning message. The vehicle can still be steered in a safe manner but will require greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds or when stopped. Typically, the next time the vehicle is started, the power steering assist will return and the "PWR STR" message would no longer be displayed. SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. Retailers are to replace the power steering motor. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer. For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after July 21, 2010, are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to July 21, 2010, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider. VEHICLES INVOLVED Involved are certain 2004-2007 model year Saturn ION vehicles equipped with electric power steering and built within the following VIN breakpoints: Year Division Model From Through 2004 Saturn ION 4Z100001 4Z232317 2005 Saturn ION 5Z100001 5Z183690 2006 Saturn ION 6Z100001 6Z211250 2007 Saturn ION 7Z100001 7Z210512 Arm yourself with a little knowledge and information, and don't let any Car Dealership sell you a bull of crap. Good Luck !
As long as the light says Service Vehicle Soon and not Service Engine Soon, you're fine. That light could come on when you need an oil change or a headlight or brake light is out.
HMM i couldnt say for sure but sometimes the computer just needs to be reset. Try taking the battery terminals off the puting them back on. If that doesnt work then try geting a free check out by a mechanic. Its prob the sensor
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