2nd Generation (1998—1999) SC2 Problems

This generations ranks 18th out of 36 Saturn generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (25%), engine (25%), and the exhaust (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Car Will Not Start, Won't Turn Over 1 complaints at an average of 64,080 miles in the 1999 Saturn SC2.
  2. Driver Seat Belt Fraying 1 complaints at an average of 65,000 miles in the 1999 Saturn SC2.
  3. Stuck in Park 1 complaints at an average of 80,000 miles in the 1998 Saturn SC2.

What SC2 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 1999 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1999 5 0 0 1.36
1998 3 0 0 0.8

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