DETROIT General Motors Corp. has agreed to settle 17 Canadian
lawsuits that contend that a defective part in cars made between 1995
and 2003 caused engines to overheat and seize, a lawyer for the
plaintiffs said. Colin Stevenson, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said
yesterday that GM will pay car owners $47 to $752 each for costs of
repairs related to a faulty engine gasket
I shoulda gone to CANADA and bought my SATURN- PIECE OF CRAP with the
casting flaw in the cylinderhead !!! (instead of Saturn or Grand
so shoulda the 100,000 other casting flaw victims who bought Saturns
in the U.S. !!
Except that Saturn covered more than 1/2 my cost to fix, even though my car
was not technically one of the years
affected and I'd reached > 60,000 miles; I doubt I'd have done any better if I'd
made my purchase in Canada.
Sometimes ignorance is excusable but MisterFact's history suggests otherwise
in this situation -- she/he is simply a
troll. If it weren't that a casual viewer might not know MisterFact's history in
this ng, I'd have ignored this.
Saturn never had any problem with ANY of their motors, because they don't
use motors in the true sense. They use ION power. There are NO moving parts
in their propulsion system. You didn't know that, did you? You probably
didn't even know that Saturn never even manufactured automobiles.......what
you really see on the road are modified space ships. Want to hear more? No,
You want to refute the fact that Saturn made over 100,000 cars with
casting flaws in their cylinderheads. We've waited years for you to
refute this! Come on and refute the "troll"!
We are currently on Saturn #4.
My older son has an 02 SC2 he bought used, wife just gave her 05 ION to our
other son at college, she has a new Vue and I have an early 08 Sky.
Only problem we ever had was a problem with the ignition switch on damp cold
days causing the anti theft to keep the car from starting for a half hour or
so. They diagnosed that on the phone and gave us a loaner while it was
I have no problem with them.
My 1999 SL2 had the typical oil burning problem, and quick lane changes at
60MPH caused some front end instability, but overall, it wasn't a bad car.
Struts may have been the problem, since the front end damping may have been
I traded it in on a 2003 L200, and that car has had no problems whatsoever.
When the original owner had her last oil change at the Saturn dealer, some
gorilla tightened the oil filter cap so much that it took a box wrench to
get it off. It seems that the gorilla cross-threaded the cap when he
reinstalled it. I picked up a few new filter/cap sets, and haven't needed to
replace the cap after that. A good car, overall.
That sounds strange! Canada wins a class action suit against GM for a
non-safety issue like faulty gaskets, but doesn't pusue the bigger,
costlier issue of all those cylinder head flaws that causes the head
Any idea why?! You seem to be knowledgeable on Canadian class action
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