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2008 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (11%)

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2008 Saturn VUE electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (32%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (3%)

Chart based on 31 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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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

4000 mi CD player does not work. 
6000 mi CD player quit working. Factory installed Remote Starter quit working. 
7000 mi Several problem Icons lit on instrument cluster. No speedometer or Tach. No sound when flashers used (but they did work) 
1000 mi Replaced driver side rear wheel speed sensor. ABS / TC & Stability control warning lights would go on and off. They would come on for a day then off. Very random, sensor fixed problem 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

2000 mi OnStar battery was defective and would not charge. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

2500 mi On closer inspection, dealer found the wiring was poorly routed too close to the engine pulleys. The wire(s) had worn through and were shorting intermittently. Dealer moved wires and spliced to fix. Problem has not come back to date. 
6000 mi Rear door would not unlock when cold outside. It was a faulty door lock mechanism. 
7000 mi Fuel tank was not showing full when tank was full. Replaced both (all) sending units. Successful repair. CO2 Sensor failed after Fuel gauge repair (Check engine light). Sensor replaced. 
9000 mi After repairing emission sensor, mechanic encountered NUMEROUS computer problems. Problems were severe enough to warrant complete wiring tracing. Nothing was completed as of this input due to trading this vehicle in for another exactly like it , ... 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

620 mi Fuse block in engine compartment severely corroded, cause check engine faults. 
1000 mi Cd in player quit in the middle of a song-would not eject-fortunately close to dealer when it happened. After powering down vehicle and restarting, player once again functioned and disc ejected without incident. The player has worked ok since. 
3000 mi CD/radio replaced after previous CD eject problem reoccurred. 
9000 mi Cruise control too jerky with transmission; new software upgrade repaired the problem, although it took a few hours to get the vehicle's computer to accept it. 
5000 mi Wipers were making a "thumping" sound when running. It was determined on a previous trip the wiper motor was loose and bolts were stripped. Parts ordered and this trip was to replace part. 
12000 mi Rain sensing wipers were no longer sensing the amount of rain on windshield. Either the wipers would engage when there was no rain or the wipers would not start when driving in rain. Dealership ordered sensor. Dealership replaced sensor, but it did not resolve the problem with my wipers. Another appointment to research problem with wipers, service manager decided to try and replace the switch to see if it resolves the problem. Ordered switch. Switch replaced for wipers, it was determined the electrical wiring in existing switch had shorts in it, and a new switch was replaced. 
5000 mi air bag light kept coming on showing air bags not working. 
10000 mi Air conditioning had O-ring failed system leaked freon. 

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2008 Saturn VUE Electrical Problems

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