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Saturn VUE brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 124 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

248-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi

US $200
Turned rotors and replaced pads, cleaned rear brakes. 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

248-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

34720 mi A "pinging" noise was heard when cornering right above 60kmh. The noise was traced back to a misaligned drivers front brake shield that was catching on the rotor a/o caliper. This might be related to the same wheel having had a new bearing installed prior 
40300 mi

C $75
Brake warning light intermittently coming on. Dealer could find no faults in the braking system. Brake pads/rotors sound. Suggested parking brake was left partially engaged??Says fluid level is fine. "Drive it and see if it comes back on again" 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

15000 mi Antilock sensor bad 
20460 mi Front brakes are poorly designed, too small for size of vehicle. Wear prematurely due to bad design. 
21080 mi Brake discs replaced due to premature warping, second occurance. 
32860 mi ABS wiring harness required replacement, wires were falling apart. 
37200 mi

C $300
Front brakes replaced. Rotors warped prematurely and were refaced under warranty. 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

20000 mi

US $88
Poor braking performance. Shuddering when braking. 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi

US $550
Brake work needed. 

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2004 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

99000 mi

US $250
Had to replace another abs sensor in the rear hub. 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

35000 mi

US $208
Went in for oil change. Mechanic noticed front brakes badly worn and needed replacement. 
66000 mi

US $175
Routine maintenance. Was told brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. I chose not to have the work done at that time. 
72000 mi Acted on recommended repairs: brakes were replaced. 
90000 mi

US $259
fluttering noise from rear of vehicle that turns to constant hum at speed. Shop thought rear brake drums were the cause and noticed rot and replaced rear brakes. noise remains. will take to dealer for evaluation.  
94700 mi

US $150
ABS light being triggered by wheel hub bearing. Reset light. 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

151000 mi

US $800
Pads and rotors replaced 
184000 mi

US $600
ABS and Traction control light were both on. Needed speed sensors in both rear wheels.  

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Saturn VUE Brake Problems

894 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Saturn VUE. 116 of these members (13%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 146 brake repairs to Saturn VUEs--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.