1st Generation (2007—2010) Outlook Problems

This generations ranks 32nd out of 36 Saturn generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the steering (22%), transmission (22%), and the engine (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Went Out 8 complaints at an average of 94,373 miles in the 2008 Saturn Outlook.
  2. Won\'t Go Into Gear 4 complaints at an average of 67,080 miles in the 2008 Saturn Outlook.
  3. Transmission Failure 2 complaints at an average of 119,000 miles in the 2007 Saturn Outlook.

What Outlook 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 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 2 4 813 0.31
2009 12 7 800 2.0
2008 35 5 719 15.76
2007 22 5 672 9.14

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