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2008 Saturn VUE Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

190 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Saturn VUE. 56 of these members (29.5%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 77 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2008 Saturn VUEs--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Saturn VUE problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

22% of the 2008 Saturn VUE repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 12% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 298 repairs.

2008 Saturn VUE electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Saturn VUE electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 4% cost less than $100, 46% between $100 and $499, 33% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 24 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 2008 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.

2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

Saturn VUE in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
4000 0 CD player does not work. 
6000 0 CD player quit working. Factory installed Remote Starter quit working. 
 
Saturn VUE in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 0    
7000 0 Several problem Icons lit on instrument cluster. No speedometer or Tach. No sound when flashers used (but they did work) 
 
Saturn VUE in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
1000 0 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 
155000  

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
2000 0 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

Saturn VUE in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
0 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. 
 
Saturn VUE in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
5000 0 Rear door would not unlock when cold outside. It was a faulty door lock mechanism. 
5000 0 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. 
5000 0 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

Saturn VUE in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
620 0 Fuse block in engine compartment severely corroded, cause check engine faults. 
 
Saturn VUE in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 0    
1000 0 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 0 CD/radio replaced after previous CD eject problem reoccurred. 
9000 0 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. 
 
Saturn VUE in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 4000    
5000 0 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 0 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. 
 
Saturn VUE in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 4000    
5000 0 air bag light kept coming on showing air bags not working. 
10000 0 Air conditioning had O-ring failed system leaked freon. 
52000  

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