2005 Saturn VUE Saturn VUE 2005

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2005 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (7%)

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2005 Saturn VUE electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

81000 mi

US $150
Emerg flasher switch pushed through the dash mounting hole. Not easy to access. Glued back in. 
92000 mi

US $75
OnStar failed. Could not repair due to $900 estimate. Installed a nice aftermarket head unit and disconnected OnStar. 
96000 mi

US $1000
Would not cool at lower than 2000 RPMs. Replaced compressor. Had him do the 100,000 mile service at the same visit. 
100000 mi

US $1100
Replaced air conditioning compressor. 
110000 mi

US $40
driver's seat heat 
22000 mi Replace heated seat switch due to the fact that the light or LED shorted and would not illuminate. 
80000 mi

US $92
Replace Daytime running lights resister as it failed causing DRL to become inoperative. 
57040 mi Heated seat not working. Nothing was done 
52080 mi

C $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 
538889 mi 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

91000 mi

US $33
Light Bulb changed myself but took more than 20 minutes to change 
65720 mi

C $1
day-time running light resistor burned out 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

248000 mi

US $268
A new alternator was needed. 
261000 mi

US $850
The AC was totally replaced including where it connects to the manifold. 
32240 mi

C $125
Change the resistor for the DRL + oil change 
77700 mi

US $1729
replaced compressor, clutch relay, condensor, dryer, 
132300 mi

US $70
Replace factory battery. 8 years old! 

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2005 Saturn VUE Electrical Problems

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