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Saturn Sw2 Parts and Saturn Sw2 Accessories

Fun Facts about the Saturn SW2

  • In the early 1990s, the station wagon was the preferred vehicle of many growing families. As such, Saturn came up with the Saturn SW2, a sedan wagon that features a double overhead cam engine and a sturdily built wagon. One of the many reasons behind this vehicle's popularity is that it handles just like a sedan, looks like a modern Saturn vehicle, and can comfortably sit a huge family.
  • Although Saturn is now a discontinued brand under General Motors, it was able to gain success especially in the station wagon market with the release of its Saturn SW2. Many SW2s can still be seen today, proving the model's reliability and popularity.
  • Because the SW2's body panels, roof, liftgate, and hood are built with Saturn's trademark rust- and dent-resistant polymer components, it became a popular mode of transportation among buyers looking for a safe ride for their families. As a matter of fact, the SW2, along with the other vehicles under the Saturn S-series, gained high ratings from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
  • Compared to competitor vehicles such as Escort and Corolla, the SW2 has more hip room in the back and front seats, providing a more spacious cabin that's perfect for a large family. It also has a longer wheelbase compared to its competitors. This means better handling when driving over road bumps.
  • From 1999 to 2001, special-edition Saturn SWPs (known as postal station wagons) were produced to serve as route mail carriers in rural areas. These wagons featured a right-hand drive system. Right-hand drive Saturn SW vehicles were also sold in Japan, but they weren't as successful as their American counterparts.
  • The Saturn SW2 was featured in a scene in the 2004 film made for TV “Gone, But Not Forgotten,” the 2007 TV series “Carpoolers,” and the 2006 film “The Sasquatch Gang.” This car was also featured in the 2008 comedy flick “Baby Mama” that starred Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. In the movie, Tina Fey's character, Kate Holbrook, drove a Saturn SW2. The car can be seen in several scenes as Kate tries to balance her career and motherhood.

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  • Common Issues with the Saturn SW2

    When it comes to eco-friendly cars, the Saturn SW2 is definitely a top contender. As a matter of fact, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) tests showed that this car can reach 40 miles per US gallon. Partner this with a reliable engine and dent-resistant polymer panels, and buyers have another good option when looking for a ride that's fuel efficient, dependable, and sturdy. However, just like all other cars, the SW2 is prone to certain problems and has been involved in several recall issues. So for those thinking of buying this car, here are the most common problems associated with an SW2:

    Fuel system

    Thousands of units were recalled by Saturn when it was discovered that certain vehicles were equipped with a faulty vent valve, a component that's welded on top of the fuel tank. If left unchecked, this could lead to fuel leaks during refueling. This can also create a fire hazard if, for some reason, the car rolls over during a crash and a fire source is present.


    Certain Saturn SW2 units were recalled due to a malfunctioning automatic transaxle park lock cable assembly. This situation can cause a parked vehicle to move involuntarily once the ignition key is removed, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Front seats

    Some SW2s were equipped with front seats that have faulty back recliner gear teeth, causing the recliner mechanism to malfunction after repeated use. This could then make the seat suddenly slip backward, increasing the driver's risk of getting into an accident.

    Electrical system

    Recalls were also made for certain units that were equipped with a poorly insulated generator wiring harness. Under extreme conditions, this wiring harness will easily buckle under excessive current flow, creating a fire hazard under the hood.


    A faulty positive battery cable terminal located at the starter solenoid has led Saturn to recall thousands of units that were possibly affected by this issue. A malfunctioning terminal can cause an electric short circuit and, in a worst-case scenario, lead to a fire under the hood.

    Brake system

    Another common problem encountered by many SW2 owners is a pulsating brake pedal. The usual cause of this is a worn-out front brake rotor. Although this problem didn't lead to a recall, a lot of SW2 owners have reported this issue. The solution is to replace the brake pads and rotors as soon as possible.