2000 Saturn LS

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2000 Saturn LS Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor (3.0L VIN R engine only), and the Engine Oil Cooler Cover Seal. Problems with the MAF Sensor are identified in TSB #02-T-48. Problems with the Engine Oil Cooler Cover are identified in TSB # 00-T-66A. The cost to replace the MAF Sensor is estimated at $101.77 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to replace the Engine Oil Cooler Cover Seal is estimated at $35.00 for parts and $292.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid (PCS) (3.0L VIN R engine only). Problems with the Transmission PCS are identified in TSB #02-T-84. The cost to replace the Transmission PCS is estimated at $45.61 for parts and $234.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Front Disc Brake Rotors. The cost to replace the Front Disc Brake Rotors is estimated at $219.98 for parts and $71.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Blower Motor and Resistor Card. Failure of the Blower Motor and the Resister Card applies to models with VIN# YY649000 and lower only. Failures of the Blower Motor and Resistor Card are identified in TSB#00-T-47. The cost to replace the Blower Motor and Resistor Card is estimated at $246.00 for parts and $130.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Passlock Sensor that is part of the Anti-Theft System. Problems with the Passlock Sensor, which can prevent the engine from starting, are identified in TSB #03-08-56-002. The cost to replace the Passlock Sensor is $113.84 for parts and $149.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Accessories

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Windshield Wiper Motor alignment, and Body Control Module (BCM). The cost to adjust the Windshield Wiper Motor alignment is $58.50 for labor. The cost to replace the BCM is $287.18 for parts and $39.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Overall

3 out of 5 3 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 2000 2001 2002
Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Transmission & Driveline Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems
Brakes Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Overall 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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BB01 - 9/17/2014 9:19:36 PM