General Motors introduced the Saturn LW200 as part of its mid-size wagon and sedan series. The wagon was equipped with a lot of new features that was unique to the General Motors' line at the time. This made it possible for Saturn to conquer the market after being officially introduced to consumers in the year 2000. However, as years went on, a lot of people began noticing problems on the Saturn LW200, which may also be among the reasons why the model's sales have significantly dropped. Taking note of some of the most common problems found on Saturn LW200 could be of great help for consumers. This may surely save them from the hassle of having to go to the mechanic all the time.
There are instances when people complained of a burning smell while inside their LW200 units. This may be a cause of panic for some, especially for those who do not have a clue as to what could be causing the foul odor. Oftentimes, the burning smell is caused by an oil leak on the engine.
Oil leaks and the eventual burning smell can actually be prevented in very simple ways. Just make sure that the covers are sealed tight, so there wouldn't be enough space for the oil to drip from. Also, check the condition of the fuel tank and valve cover gaskets every once in a while.
The PassLock System is a unique feature among car models from General Motors. It was developed to ensure the security of the vehicles even when parked in a public and unguarded area. A lot of people agree that it is very effective in keeping the LW200 safe at all times. However, there are reports when the wagons would not start even when the fuel pump and spark plugs are working perfectly fine. The security system affects the car's ignition because it shuts off the gas to prevent car theft.
Fortunately for LW200 owners, this may be prevented by disarming the PassLock security system, especially for those who aLWays keep their LW200s in safe areas. Besides, there are other security measures available for vehicles that do not affect the ignition.