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Saturn VUE Body and Trim Problems and Repair Histories

829 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Saturn VUE. 148 of these members (17.9%) have reported paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs for their car. A total of 67 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs to Saturn VUEs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Saturn VUE problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Saturn VUE problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

23% of the Saturn VUE repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 22% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1024 repairs.

Saturn VUE paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repair cost distribution

Of the Saturn VUE paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 56% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 86 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Saturn VUE Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 4000    
5000 0 - Interior panel on passenger side loose. Tech re-attached. - Rattle in engine while running. Tech tightened bolts on bracket- did not stop noise. Two different appts for this. -Windshield wiper motor replaced. 
6000 0 Vehicle returned to dealership to repair rattle while engine is running. Tech determined that the rattle is the bracket attached to the air intake valve. Repositioned bracket to stop vibration of metal to metal. Clips were replaced holding interior side panel. 
 
Saturn VUE in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
2000 0 Drivers seat squeaks. They will repair/replace seat when I can leave the vehicle for a day or more. 
140000  

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 0    
6000 0 Excessive wind roar from either front door when wind gusts are in excess of 20 mph. Door frames vibrate excessively contributing to this problem. 
 

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2006 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

Saturn in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 15500    
16120 0 Door seal improperly installed 
29140 0 Both doors cracked (Polymer Panels) 
31000 0 repaired cracked polymer panels on both front doors 
 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 19220    
30380 0 Excessive noise from windshield area on highway. Trim and silicone around windshield replaced. Repair was successful. Loaner vehicle provided by dealer at no charge. 
 
Saturn VUE in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 7000    
14000 0 Black trim piece on passenger side "B" pillar was peeling. 
29000 0 Visor clip on driver's side broke during vacation. Visor was vibrating and flapping and hit me in the face when I'd open it. 
35000 0 Small plastic piece on rear passenger door fell off during trip to Indiana.(small square on rearmost part of door.) 
36000 0 Plastic piece replaced sucessfully.  
66000  

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 30000    
36000 0 Door seal on the left rear was leaking. Door seal replaced under warranty. 
 
Saturn VUE in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 30380    
32240 0 Replaced complete rear drive unit including axles & front end components 
 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 54000    
56000 100 Rear hatch rattle, repaired for the second time. 
 

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