2009 Saturn XE massive transmission fluid leak (59,000 miles)
Hello! I am new to the forum. We purchased our 2009 Outlook XE in August 2010 from a GM dealership in CA. It had 8,000 miles. It has been a wonderful car, until about 4 months ago, when it started bucking at 60 mph+, primarily up hills. After researching this forum and some discussions with my local Chevy dealership, they replaced some ignition coils and "camshaft timing chains." Since then, its been driving beautifully, although it did seem to be a lot louder. Well while driving home from Thanksgiving with my 3 kids, the Outlook unexpectedly lost all transmission power. No warning, nothing. I was driving at 70 mph and it felt like a downshift, and I suddenly realized that I was losing power. The RPM needle was bouncing all over the place. It happened in an instant. I got to the shoulder, called AAA and the police, and got towed 65 miles to a Chevy dealership, which was closed. The car couldn't move at all on its own. Its been so stressful, and I was terrified being stranded on the side of a major interstate with my kids. I hope the service center calls tomorrow, and I will post updates. But I was wondering if anyone else has experienced anything similar? The tow truck guy said I had transmission fluid pouring out of the bottom of the car when he was lifting it on to the flatbed. I'm so terrified to drive it, even when it gets repaired. Any thoughts? Thank you, you are all so helpful! By the way, the car was manufactured *exactly* five years ago yesterday! I wonder if GM will cover any repairs?!