1st Generation (2001—2003) L200 Problems

This generations ranks 30th out of 36 Saturn generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (37%), engine (33%), and the hvac (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Timing Chain Failure 4 complaints at an average of 110,291 miles in the 2001 Saturn L200.
  2. Door Lock Problems 1 complaints at an average of 45,000 miles in the 2003 Saturn L200.
  3. Body Control Module Chip Failed 2 complaints at an average of 63,500 miles in the 2003 Saturn L200.

What L200 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 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2003 14 4 283 5.63
2002 6 0 17 1.95
2001 7 0 16 4.44

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