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2006 Saturn VUE Engine Problems and Repair Histories

113 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Saturn VUE. 25 of these members (22.1%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 18 engine repairs to 2006 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 2006 Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Saturn VUE problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 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 2006 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

12% of the 2006 Saturn VUE repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 28% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 151 repairs.

2006 Saturn VUE engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Saturn VUE engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 31% cost less than $100, 46% between $100 and $499, 8% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 13 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 2006 Saturn VUE Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 30380    
38440 67 A bolt sheared off the exhaust due to rust and stress. Went to the dealership and they said that's what happened. There was some extra noise when the engine was started and accelerating. Took it to a muffler shop instead to fix. Cheaper.  
68820  
Saturn VUE in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 18000    
101000 650 Replace oil pan. 
124000  
Saturn VUE in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 19220    
35960 0 Engine pinging and knocking (dealer heard nothing of course and did not attempt any repair). 
 
Saturn VUE in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 29760    
29760 0 Ignition cylinder taken apart and lubricated due to the cylinder binding(Hard to start vehicle). EVAP Canister replaced due to small leak. 
 
Saturn VUE in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 53000    
85000 0 Never really had a problem with it. Some random emissions codes were popping, but reset made it go away. 
Saturn VUE in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 41540    
47740 0 Lingering check engine light after startup. Mechanic reported 4 misfire codes. Problem was present when vehicle was picked up. 
51460 0 Cross over gasket was leaking coolant and was replaced under extended warranty. 
70680 180 Flange pipe required reattachment. 
73160  

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 80000    
81000 100 Replaced oil flow control sensor.  
 
Saturn VUE in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 29000    
75000 60 02 sensor failure. error code p0148 
75700 70 Error p0148. Need to replace 02 sensor 
 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn VUE in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 56420    
60020 40 Engine warning light came on. Diagnostic indicated minor EVAP leak likely. Can only be repaired by GM. Checking warranty. 
88200 1000 Wary of the 'low oil' light coming after my last experience, I waited too long to have a mechanic look at, so engine was damaged and had to be replaced entirely. 
91140  
Saturn VUE in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2013 83700    
83700 280 Catalytic converter rattles, apparently worn out from the inside. Replace was recommended. 
 

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