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2008 Saturn Outlook - Tell me it's not true!
I purchased a 2008 Saturn Outlook with just under 50,000 miles in July 2014. Right after purchasing my "new to me" SUV we took it on a trip to FL (from KY). During the trip I noticed that sometimes when starting to accelerate the car would act shaky or jerking when only going up to 30 miles per hour. It was an intermittent problem but was a little shocking since I just bought it and the miles were so low. During the trip the same thing happened from time to time and we thought maybe it had to do with the gas because the dealer said the SUV came from Canada. Since then the same issue has happened several more times, but again intermittently. About a month ago I was in the grocery store parking lot and had just turned the car on and was making a right hand turn in the parking lot when all of sudden my entire steering column locked up, I could not accelerate or turn my wheel either way. The only thing I could do was reverse so I did and the put it back in park. After that I turned it off and then back on and everything worked again. I was literally freaking out and thought if that happened when turning on a main road that could have been a major accident. I did not have it checked but it just happened again yesterday. This time I started making a left hand turn out of a parking lot on to a road when I could not turn any more left and the entire steering column locked up and the error that the traction control or whatever it is was now off. I didn't turn it off so not sure why that happened. I could not do anything but stop and turn off the car and start it again. It started up and then drove as normal again. What in the heck could this be? I have read so many stories about this model and year recently that I am sure there is an issue with the transmission or one of the other many expensive components that others have had to replace when their cars have been well under 100,000 miles. GM is not helping anyone and I am one of those that are being left out in the cold with over $17K to pay on the SUV that now doesn't want to ride like a car that was only purchased almost 4 months ago!