Saturn Relay 2006-2011 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the 2006 and 2011 Saturn Relay.
ADD DUPLICATE KEY (Requires at least one working key):
1. Verify that the new key has “PK3” or “+” stamped on it.
2. Insert the original, already programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service.
3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key.
4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON/RUN within 10 seconds of removing the previous key. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed. It may not be apparent that the security light went on due to how quickly the key is programmed. (If your vehicle does not have a security light (04-07 Grand Prix, Bonneville, Impala), wait 10 minutes 45 seconds to make sure the key has been programmed).
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed.
About Saturn Relay
General Motors produced the Saturn Relay, a minivan. It was introduced for the 2005 model year and was built in Doraville, Georgia, alongside badge engineered variants such as the Buick Terraza, Chevrolet Uplander, and Pontiac Montana SV6.
The Relay was introduced with a 3.5 L LX9 V6 engine that produces 200 hp (149 kW) and 220 lbft (300 Nm) torque, with a 0-60 mph time of 9 seconds. A 3.9 L LZ9 V6 engine with 240 hp (179 kW) and 240 lbft (332 Nm) torque was added as an option for 2006, providing faster acceleration and better response than the 3.5L engine. The 3.5 L V6 was dropped for 2007, leaving the 3.9 L as the base engine. As a result, the optional AWD system was dropped because it couldn’t handle the torque of the 3.9 L engine. In addition, the Relay received an optional flex-fuel engine in 2007, but only for fleet applications. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, the Relay received three “Good” ratings (the highest possible) and two “acceptable” ratings (the second highest possible). The Relay gets 19 miles per gallon (12 L/100 km; 23 mpgimp) in the city and 25 miles per gallon (9.4 L/100 km; 30 mpgimp) on the highway.
The Relay began at a cost of $22,850 USD. Trim levels 1, 2, and 3 were available. The Relay 3 was available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. All Relays have seven seats, with folding/removable captains chairs in the second row and a 50/50 third-row bench. The third-row bench folds flat but does not completely disappear into the floor. All Relays came standard with OnStar assistance and a DVD rear entertainment system. On Relay 3s, a navigation system was optional. On the Relay, side airbags were an option. The Saturn Relay was phased out after the 2007 model year and was replaced by the Saturn Outlook.
The Relay’s final model year. The Saturn logos had been removed from the front doors, and all-wheel drive was no longer an option. The Relay was phased out after the 2007 model year. Doraville Assembly closed in September 2008. On November 17, 2006, the final 2007 Relay rolled off the line. The Saturn Outlook crossover SUV, based on the Lambda platform, took the place of the Relay.
The Saturn Outlook is a full-size crossover SUV that debuted at the New York International Auto Show. It is based on the GM Lambda platform, which the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia share. The Outlook was introduced in 2006 as a 2007 model. The Outlook was the least expensive of GM’s Lambda crossover SUVs, priced below the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. Following the introduction of the Traverse for the 2009 model year and the demise of the Outlook, along with the rest of the Saturn brand, in 2010, the Chevrolet Traverse would eventually take the place of the Outlook as the family-oriented model, with the 2010 model year being the Outlook’s final model year. After the 2010 model year, Saturn discontinued the Outlook.