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2006 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Chart based on 200 repairs.

2006 Saturn VUE engine repair cost distribution

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.
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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

48140 mi

C $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.  
101000 mi

US $650
Replace oil pan. 
134000 mi Bad cat con. Estimate was between $1200 amd $3000. So I traded the Vue in on a Chevy Captiva. 
35960 mi Engine pinging and knocking (dealer heard nothing of course and did not attempt any repair). 
31000 mi Ignition cylinder taken apart and lubricated due to the cylinder binding(Hard to start vehicle). EVAP Canister replaced due to small leak. 
86000 mi Never really had a problem with it. Some random emissions codes were popping, but reset made it go away. 
47740 mi Lingering check engine light after startup. Mechanic reported 4 misfire codes. Problem was present when vehicle was picked up. 
51460 mi Cross over gasket was leaking coolant and was replaced under extended warranty. 
70680 mi

C $180
Flange pipe required reattachment. 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

81000 mi

US $100
Replaced oil flow control sensor.  
75000 mi

US $60
02 sensor failure. error code p0148 
74000 mi

US $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

60020 mi

C $40
Engine warning light came on. Diagnostic indicated minor EVAP leak likely. Can only be repaired by GM. Checking warranty. 
88200 mi

C $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. 
93620 mi

C $200
Rattling sound from engine. Small welding job required. 
94240 mi

C $900
Keys had difficulty turning ignition. Would jam sometimes. Key could be removed while car running. 
83700 mi

C $280
Catalytic converter rattles, apparently worn out from the inside. Replace was recommended. 

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2006 Saturn VUE Engine Problems

115 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Saturn VUE. 18 of these members (15.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 29 engine repairs to 2006 Saturn VUEs--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2006 Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.