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Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (7%)

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Saturn VUE body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (53%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 102 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi

US $1100
Water would leak onto the driver side floor after heavy rains. Moonroof drains were flushed clean. 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

4000 mi trim piece on rear window was replaced. 
6000 mi Small trim piece on roof-rack was missing. Dealer ordered part and repaired. 
15000 mi manual lumbar control, trim piece broken. Parts ordered, wrong color sent to dealer. Dealer reodered. Correct trim pieces arrived and replaced. This took two trips to the dealer to complete. 

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2008 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

16000 mi

US $600
Rattle in center transmission shifter area. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

36300 mi

US $75
Driver's power seat panel broke when exiting the car, had panel replaced. 
41000 mi

US $75
Replaced passenger seat side panel. 
2000 mi Dual exhaust, standard on 2008 redline, were not lined up the same on both sides. Looked very bad. They ordered a whole new exhaust, installed it and it was the same. Sent car to a muffler shop and had it cut and welded correctly. Perfect now. 
3000 mi Dashboard not replaced properly. need to have it adjusted. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

22000 mi Weatherstripping gasket around driver's side taillight was protruding. Dealership ordered and installed new taillight lens, completely fixing the problem.  

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

5000 mi Squeak in the rear of the vehicle noticed at low speed such as backing out of driveway while going over uneven surface (curb). Dealer had 2 engineers come to the shop to determine problem. Found that cross member support in the rear ceiling was rubbing. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

222-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

44000 mi

C $700
Rust under rear hatch lift handle. Paint bubbling all across under hatch lift handle. Not a hole so 100,000 km, 6 year warranty did not apply. 
10000 mi Dash rattle. They attemped fix the problem returned.  
12000 mi Dash rattle. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-speed automatic FWD

11000 mi Passenger sunvisor was replaced because it wouldn't stay in the up position. Warranty covered. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

20000 mi the interior door handle started to separate where the seam existed, as a result a new interior door panel had to be ordered and installed. 
4960 mi Lumbar support control knob & trim ring broken. Poor quality plastic. New heavy duty parts ordered. Apparently common problem. 
5580 mi New Heavy Duty Lumbar support control knob & Heavy Duty trim ring Replaced & Installed. 
7440 mi Manufacturing defect. Parts not installed or aligned correctly. Front hood & right front bumper out of alignment. Very noticeable on the hood @ front of the car. 
21000 mi Passenger's door handle sticks open, causes door to not latch closed when the door is closed.  
5000 mi The inside passenger side door handle broke. I took it in and they said that the cable just came off from the handle. The outside handle worked fine. 
1200 mi The driver's side vanity mirror was not attached. A new one had to be ordered for replacement. 
3000 mi Driver's visor mirror not attached and lights not functioning. Replaced and attached new mirror but lights do not work. Still waiting for call for new part after call to check on status and was told it was not ordered yet. 
4000 mi Driver's side vanity mirror and light was not attached and not functioning. Finally after two attempts it was repaired, so far, successfully. 
4000 mi - 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 mi 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. 
33562 mi Hood latch repair and dooor handle replacement 
2000 mi Drivers seat squeaks. They will repair/replace seat when I can leave the vehicle for a day or more. 
32000 mi After turning the car off a rattling or crackling sound could be heard in the dash for at least 30-50 seconds. 
10000 mi Driver carpet plastic retainer broken. 
2000 mi Automotive adhesive had come loose in headliner causing a rattle. 
4000 mi Popping noise driver side rear when going over uneven pavement (large speed hump((not speed bump)), backing out of drive way where skirt meets road causing front end to be higher than rear. Determined bumper was hitting frame where attached: adjusted. 
4000 mi The trim panel on driver side was damaged & a rear seat bracket was broken. Both were discovered 2 days after delivery but was not serious enough to take before 1st main visit 
5000 mi Issue from August was repaired when parts arrived in September. 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

248-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

34000 mi Rattle/Buzz comming from a plastic panel on the door that mounts vertically along the window. 
14000 mi Wind noise at drivers window. 
22000 mi The passenger window has had a wind noise since delivery. I have had it back to the dealer several times, and some parts were replaced, but the noise is still there. The mechanic told me I would have to live with it, inherent with composite panels 
38000 mi Passenger side door air noise at high speed 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

248-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

24000 mi The seal on the sun roof leaked and stained the ceiling interior fabric. They replaced the seal and liner. 
14061 mi Center console will not open. Removed console and realigned. Still jammed. Ordered new console. Will replace 3/1/08. 
43400 mi

C $15
When driving on the freeway at speeds in excess of 50 mph (80 kmph), there was excessive wind noise. Moldings over front windows, from hood to back of front door, were removed and weather stripping applied. What a difference! Quiet ride. 
131000 mi

US $750
sunroof was leaking. thought that the seal/gasket might be failing. Techs cleaned the drainage system. That appears to have solved the leak problem so far. 
32240 mi Extreme wind noise from front windshield. Had windshield replaced in summer. Top seal had shrunk ? Replaced top seal and re-sealed entire windshield. Probelm better but still wind noise from front. 
39680 mi Wind noise from around door seals at highway speeds. Worse in cold weather. Doors readjusted but noise is still there. Wind noise from windshield area very bad per shop. Windshield replaced by an autoglass firm after a rock strike in May 2008. 
40300 mi

C $75
Readjusted front doors to seat better against frame. Drivers side rectified. Passenger side worse. It now leaks water.Will have to bring it back in next month when I can spare the vehicle downtime. Wind noise from Passenger side front door & water leaking. Door successfully aligned and noise/leakage now abated. Dealer said they never serviced this door. Only the drivers side???Lesson learned. Dont go with multiple problems. 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi Weatherstrip on driver side door developed very slight leak.  

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

35340 mi Rust spot on rear hatch, near chrome handle. 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

6000 mi 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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2007 Saturn VUE 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

30000 mi Shift knob felt wiggly, so that got replaced. 

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2006 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

16120 mi Door seal improperly installed 
29140 mi Both doors cracked (Polymer Panels) 
31000 mi 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

30380 mi Excessive noise from windshield area on highway. Trim and silicone around windshield replaced. Repair was successful. Loaner vehicle provided by dealer at no charge. 
42000 mi

US $100
Sunroof motor 
24000 mi Replaced driver door seals. 
14 mi Reattached foam strip to rear hatch. Realigned trim around the radio. Lubed pivot point for brake pedal to stop squeek. 
29000 mi The Vue was making a wind, chattering noise around the trailing edge of the front side windows. They replaced both plastic trim pieces that cover the trailing edge of the window and weather stripping to keep this from happening. 
12000 mi Seat back foam cushion wore through and damaged leather/suede seat cover. 
14000 mi Black trim piece on passenger side "B" pillar was peeling. 
29000 mi 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 mi Small plastic piece on rear passenger door fell off during trip to Indiana.(small square on rearmost part of door.) 
36000 mi Plastic piece replaced sucessfully.  

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

32240 mi Replaced complete rear drive unit including axles & front end components 
74000 mi

US $12
Clean & lube sun roof. 
36000 mi Door seal on the left rear was leaking. Door seal replaced under warranty. 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

91000 mi Moon roof was leaking water. Roof was realigned and water channel tube was unclogged 
74000 mi

US $200
Side panel on driver seat broke for the third time. The driver side seat control panel crushes the foam when you swing out to exit vehicle. It also breaks off the tiny plastic stand-off that holds it to seat frame. Replaced it and seat cushion.  
100000 mi

US $125
Replaced both headlight assemblies due to fogging. 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

43000 mi

US $45
Sun roof needed adjustment due to air leak. 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

162000 mi Extreme water leak causing the interior lights, and security system to malfuction. Leak coming from not sure, hasen't rained since then. 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

141000 mi

US $151
door closer replaced 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

103000 mi

US $109
replaced struts which control the motion of the rear cargo door which would not stay open. 
56000 mi

US $100
Rear hatch rattle, repaired for the second time. 
105000 mi

US $947
severe water leakage inside the car when it rained  

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

71000 mi

US $100
Leak coming in passenger front footwell from the center console. Cleaned sunroof drains, but is still leaking. 
101000 mi

US $5
Bracket holding Hazard Warning Switch in place broken, causing switch to partially protrude into mounting hole. Removed switch/repaired bracket/reinstalled bracket-switch. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

181-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

30490 mi Center console bezel replaced for peeling paint. Speedometer needle jumps - wheel speed sensor & instrument cluster replaced. SES light, transmission failed to shift properly - unable to diagnose. Covered by warranty. 
34501 mi

US $280
New brake pads. Front rotors machined. Peeling cloth on sunroof shade replaced under warranty. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

55000 mi Two major water leaks. Cabin air filter housing became clogged and overflowed into car via AC vents. Sunroof drains become clogged and caused leak into interior. Both fixed by cleaning them out. Both easily clogged during leaf season! 

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2002 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

181-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

207700 mi

C $30
Rocker panel corrosion behind both front wheels 

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