Shoot - that prompt wiped out my draft.
OK - thank you for your answer - you've corroborated what my mechanic told me and that's reassuring.
My Saturn has low mileage - 72,000 - and I'd hoped to drive it for many more years. Since it appears there's not a safety issue at this time, would a catastropic failure of the BCM still enable me to drive the car to a safe spot, manually open the doors, and turn off the vehicle?
If so, would you roll the dice and just keep driving it as is, or bite the bullet and replace the BCM now?
Also, the mechanic wanted to "chase" the wiring to see if perhaps the problem is there, rather than with the BCM. Any possibility of that being successful?
Thank you, Eric! I've been given a quote of $800 for the unit, plus labor - this is a dealer, so that explains some of the high cost. Your information is very helpful and I will be able to make a decision. I can't help but think that this could be a real problem in the near future and I'd better set about getting the new/reman part put in.
Will I be able to view all of this good information via email or my JustAnswer login?