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Old 08-06-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Utah
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My 2008 Cobalt sport coupe did the same thing in June last year, then again in November. Dealer couldn't replicate problem in June and replaced the BCM (Body Control Module) hoping that would fix it. It didn't. After is died again right before Thanksgiving, the dealer tried adding redundant ground wires to both the ECM (Engine Control Module) and the TCM (Tranmission Control Module). GMs database showed that piror cases have been fixed with these redundant ground wires.

No problems for me since that November repair.

Someone also mentioned door locks in this thread.

I hope you can figure it out. I know how scary that is when your engine dies while driving and you have no power steering to pull over.

Side note: My 2 previous cars were Saturn coupes. Never had this issue with either one and the 20 year old 1992 coupe is still running.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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No, '95 Mercury Sable with 48,000 miles on it. Heat, lots of vapor in tank. open gas cap, let the air out, or try to start when all has settled and cool, evening at 9pm.
I have a friend at Schertz and he tells me it has been hot down there. Last week one of my shaded outdoor thermometer was reading over 115 degrees. That's exceptionally hot for this area of Texas.

I suppose there are cars with vapor lock problems although it's not something you see very often any more.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:50 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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ahh okay...
there goes more money i don't have ..thanks everyone
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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ahh okay...
there goes more money i don't have ..thanks everyone

Please let us know what you find out on your Saturn. Someone else may have the same problem.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Sounds like your ignition switch may be dying. Some of the Saturns did have ignition switch problems. My sister and BIL had a Saturn with a switch that was going bad.
+1

I would park the car off the road, and with the engine running tap or wiggle the ignition switch and key making sure that I don't turn the motor off by turning the key.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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DO NOT turn the key to the off position when you are still moving. This will lock the steering wheel.
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Let me guess. That's a Safety feature, right? We need to be warned about safety features that could kill us.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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Default engine shuts off while driving

i also have a 2006 Saturn Ion that I bought used back in early 2012 with about 35,000 miles on it. The first time the engine turned off while I was driving was in August of 2013. There is no warning and I still have radio, lights, and power steering. I put the car in neutral and turn it back on while rolling, then put it back in drive. There is no error code and I the car does not have an after-factory start, stereo, lights or anything else like that. I would really like to find out what the problem is but was told that without an error code it is difficult to find.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Might be better to register and ask over here.

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Old 11-10-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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I bought a new 72 Cuda 340 ( first model with electronic ignition)

It started doing that driving home from work.
I brought it to the small dealership and it didn't do it.

After brining it back about 4 times the older mechanic told me to go for a drive. About 12 miles away it did it.

He figured out it was a condenser on the firewall by the engine.

Problem solved !
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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i also have a 2006 Saturn Ion that I bought used back in early 2012 with about 35,000 miles on it. The first time the engine turned off while I was driving was in August of 2013. There is no warning and I still have radio, lights, and power steering. I put the car in neutral and turn it back on while rolling, then put it back in drive. There is no error code and I the car does not have an after-factory start, stereo, lights or anything else like that. I would really like to find out what the problem is but was told that without an error code it is difficult to find.
Believe it or not, it's likely that this is a glitch in the security system. And it's remotely possible it could be your ignition switch.
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