1st Generation (2001—2002) L100 Problems

This generations ranks 15th out of 36 Saturn generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (37%), hvac (25%), and the engine (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Compressor Died 1 complaints at an average of 50,000 miles in the 2002 Saturn L100.
  2. Body Control Module Failure 1 complaints at an average of 149,000 miles in the 2002 Saturn L100.
  3. Turn Signal Not Working Properly 1 complaints at an average of 57,000 miles in the 2002 Saturn L100.

What L100 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Saturn model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2002 6 0 0 1.28
2001 2 0 0 0.07

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