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2005 Saturn VUE Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

87 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Saturn VUE. 18 of these members (20.7%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 14 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2005 Saturn VUEs--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Saturn VUE problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 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 2005 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

20% of the 2005 Saturn VUE repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 26% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 4% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 85 repairs.

2005 Saturn VUE electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Saturn VUE electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 30% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 10% between $500 and $999, and 10% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 10 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 2005 Saturn VUE Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 39000    
81000 150 Emerg flasher switch pushed through the dash mounting hole. Not easy to access. Glued back in. 
92000 75 OnStar failed. Could not repair due to $900 estimate. Installed a nice aftermarket head unit and disconnected OnStar. 
94000  
Saturn VUE in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 29000    
110000 40 driver's seat heat 
Saturn VUE in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 19000    
22000 0 Replace heated seat switch due to the fact that the light or LED shorted and would not illuminate. 
74000  
Saturn VUE in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 32860    
57040 0 Heated seat not working. Nothing was done 
60760  
Saturn VUE in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 50220    
52080 100 Warning alarm goes off - ABS light comes on. Sometimes all instruments go dead while driving and power steering fails. Vehicle still drivable. Odometer still lit but not updating. Odometer updates to reflect milage travelled. Display problem only. Daytime running lights failed to come on automatically. Saturn has a special warranty for this. A resistor near the front-right bumpler needed to be replaced. After last repair, vehicle was OK for about two weeks before problem resurfaced. Problem has always been intermittant and does not produce specific codes other than "loss of communication" (with the body control module) This time, they re-seated connector 
53500 0 It has been two months since my last trip to the dealership to deal with the dashboard going dead. The problem has not been repeated, so it appears that re-seating the connectors for the Body Control Module was sufficient. 
 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 63860    
65720 1 day-time running light resistor burned out 
99200  
Saturn VUE in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 74000    
91000 33 Light Bulb changed myself but took more than 20 minutes to change 
124000  

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2005 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
Aug 2009 53000    
77700 1729 replaced compressor, clutch relay, condensor, dryer, 
 
Saturn VUE in Maine, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 16000    
132300 70 Replace factory battery. 8 years old! 
 

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