1st Generation (1992—1995) SC Problems

This generations ranks 14th out of 36 Saturn generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (75%), cooling system (25%), and the We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Won't Start 1 complaints at an average of 14,410 miles in the 1992 Saturn SC.
  2. Engine Turns Over, Won't Start Sometimes 1 complaints at an average of 200,000 miles in the 1992 Saturn SC.
  3. Extreme Rust or Oil Sludge in Radiator Fill Bottle 1 complaints at an average of 132,000 miles in the 1992 Saturn SC.

What SC 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 1992 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1995 0 2 0 0.0
1992 4 2 0 1.33

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