1st Generation (1995—1996) SW2 Problems

This generations ranks 4th out of 36 Saturn generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Idles Rough, Stalls Sometime When Stopping 1 complaints at an average of 201,000 miles in the 1996 Saturn SW2.
  2. Oil Consumption High 1 complaints at an average of 236,372 miles in the 1995 Saturn SW2.

What SW2 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 1996 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1996 1 0 0 0.14
1995 1 0 0 0.09

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