Battery is vented to outside of vehicle. I had to call aaa to come out and they pulled a fuse to get the engine to shut off. It kept flashing and then the coolant light came on and it wouldn't start. December of 2006 my car failed to start. I can get it started if I place two warm blankets on the battery and motor and wait a few minutes, then the car will start. They say I have to replace the same system again.
I went onto consumer affairs. I thought i threw a belt or that a demon possessed the alternator. Frosted answered 4 years ago Same thing happened in my car. After more than 30 minutes, and the engine overheating we were able to pull enough fuses to shut the engine off. I found that my stock terminal bolt just didn't screw into my side post battery far enough-fixed with a longer bolt. Store pricing may vary from the price advertised on BatteriesPlus. Less than a year later, the key now will not come out of the ignition and the car will not turn off.
What is killing my battery? The vehicle has become unreliable as I am never sure if I am going to get to work on time or not. While this is not as life threatening as other vehicle problems recently, it is wide-spread. Please take the time to look at what is on the internet concerning this. I am very disappointed in this as Saturns are supposed to be reliable and this is a known part failure. The current and failure mileages were 64,000.
I charge and load test the battery with a Blue Point digital load tester and the battery is putting out 105% of it's rated capacity. Warranty consists of 3 years free replacement plus 2 years prorated. Also the car heat gauge never goes above half way so car is not over heating. The first thing that started flashing was the power steering warning, so fixed that by replacing the fuses. It is drawing about 5. The vehicle was not repaired.
I no longer have a retailer code to use ti get radio unlock codes since all the saturn dealers I work at are now closed. Check the customer's vehicle, battery Check the customer's vehicle, battery installation could take up to 30 minutes. I have taken the car to a garage and had the battery tested and it was fine. This continues to happen almost caused several accidents. Not being able to shut off a vehicle is a major safety concern for so many reasons ; you can't simply leave a vehicle running, and you certainly can't leave a running vehicle unattended although some people probably have. Are a problem, because the car is running.
In some Ions, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. The vehicle was immediately taken to an authorized dealer where the battery was disconnected and a diagnostic test was performed. You are going to have to contact a gm dealer and have them get you the radio unlock code for your radio. When I first start the car the power steering works fine, and then at any random time the car makes a ding,ding noise and then there is no power steering. No formal repairs were made and the contact was awaiting a service appointment.
The car companies apparently know about it because the have installed a small cover under the steering column to remove and push a button to release the key so it can be turned and removed. The contact stated that he was unable to remove the key from the ignition and the vehicle continued to run. The whole coolant reservoir tank needs to be replaced to fix the problem. What is draining my battery? If you are doing this repair yourself, a hose clamp tool is recommended for simplicity. From reading forums on this problem I know this is a very, very common problem for Saturn Ions. I went on the consumer affairs website and found this has happened alot to people all over the country with my same car! The failure and current mileages were 71,000.
I took the car in and they ran diagnostics. If your battery survives your car will work afterward. We pulled some fuses and disconnected the battery and figured since at that time it was 12:30am that I would call Saturn in the morning. The contact stated that the ignition failed and as a result, he was unable to turn the ignition to the off position. I have had the battery checked the thermostat, checked the fuse box checked. All the symptoms point to a bad battery. I read that gm issued a service bulletin 04-08-45-005d concerning this matter.
In the meantime, to save hundreds at the dealer I will have to replace the part myself. No abnormal circumstances, simply turned off at night, and returned in the morning to a car with perfectly working electrical but will not react when turning the car further. Then asked for there radio unlock code which you already got. I called the local dealership service manager and explained the situation. I disconnected the negative battery cable from the battery and put a multi meter in series. I have done the alternater test. They were not very helpful and simply directed me to call the local dealer.
We finally asked a friend who manages a vehicle service center for assistance. As the battery ages, it loses its ability to hold a full charge. This was covered under the extended warranty that we had. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Ion that you need to replace. I refuse to pay for it, but in the meantime my car continues to not start if it is zero degrees. It already is doing the same thing. The failure and current mileage was 62,000.