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Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 1433 repairs.

Saturn VUE other repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 112 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

106000 mi

US $245
Windshield washer would not squirt after a week of below zero temps. Never squirted again even after it thawed. 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

2000 mi The left rear door would not open and the rear quarter glass had to be cut down. The hood is still crooked and the body alignment is off. There is evidence of previous body work on the left fender of my vue even though the dealer does not feel there is.  
6000 mi There is a crunching noise coming from the right front wheel suspension and they previously replaced the CV axle, power steering rack and CV boot. The noise has not been resolved and I am left to file the lemon law as Saturn says there is no problem 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

74000 mi

US $400
The transmission on the wiper blades went out during a particularly heavy snow storm 
12000 mi There's a 'clunk' noise from front underneath. It happened frequently, but can not be reliably duplicated. The dealer was not able to identify the cause. 
59500 mi

US $345
Tube for windshield sprayer cracked. Replaced for $130. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

19000 mi Hood release cable was replaced... was too long. 
19000 mi hood latch cable stuck 
23000 mi

US $31
Wiper transmission replaced Liftgate struts replaced 
59000 mi

US $100
Wiper transmission replaced because wipers would come to a stop in the upright position instead of down. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

The rear passenger door would not unlock every time with remote or key. Technicians found a bent rod in the door unlock mechanism - re-aligned it and now works OK. 
42280 mi

C $200
Wiper Transmission Failure 
19000 mi

US $99
Front window washer nozzles only producing a weak stream. Dealer replaced both fron nozzles saying they were clogged 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

25000 mi Leak in windshield washer fluid hose. 
11780 mi Water was getting inside opening latch of the hood. Could not open hood during cold winter days. Problem was fixed under warranty.  

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

222-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

6000 mi They replaced the latch and it seems better, but the problem is still there. 
10000 mi In September 2008. They replaced the latch and it seems better, but the problem is still there. Unsuccessful repair. They replaced the latch. Again? I'm not sure they had replaces it the first time. Maybe adjustment in Sept. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-speed automatic FWD

25300 mi Driver's seatbelt became frayed, and needed replacing. 
27000 mi Seat belt frayed. Never had this happen in a vehicle before. Replaced at no cost to me. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

3500 mi Windshield wiper motor bolts stripped, replaced bolts. 
5000 mi Interior side panel on passenger side near windshield is loose. This trip determined that clips were broken during previous attempt (by dealer) to attach loose panel. Clips have been ordered. 
1860 mi Due to all the freezing rain my windshield wipers were stuck when I turned on the wipers. Result was driver side wiper was not fully engaging.....service fixed the problem by tightening a loose bolt. 
42000 mi Rear wiper would engage when opening the trunk hatch. 
67500 mi

US $73
Rear windshield wiper arm was replaced. 
82700 mi

US $50
Windshield washer hose was cracked 
88700 mi

US $307
Passenger side windshield wiper transmission broken. Also previous repair of wiper hose corrected 
91300 mi Hose for front windshield washer disconnected again. 
15500 mi Crack in the windshield washer fluid container. Fluid would not stay in container 
37000 mi

US $60
Pull cord for Hood needed to be replaced. 
110000 mi

US $800
Replace hood latch cable, which had become worn. 
6000 mi When opening the passenger door the handle would not shut. You new this as you closed the door and it would not latch. You than would pull the door handle to allow it to go to closed position and than the door could close to latch. Happened sporatically. 
5000 mi door latch wasn't working properly on rear door. Dealer replaced latch. 
6000 mi glove compartment kept opening on its own. Latch for glove compartment was readjusted. Dealer said it was incorrectly installed at factory. 
17000 mi The drivers side compartment would not close. Part replaced. 
30000 mi

US $162
Cord ripped off when pulling latch to open hood. 
2000 mi Transmission shifts are odd when using cruise control. Told it was working as designed. 
2000 mi Brake pedal pad fell off-adhesive applied and re-installed. 
620 mi Rear door won't open. Dealer says normal. 
4340 mi Windshield washer hose had detached from under hood, needed to be replaced 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

13000 mi  

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2008 Saturn VUE 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

2000 mi windshield washer jet on driver side inoperable. Tech found that it was loose and had come undone from the washer pump. reinstalled correctly, and problem is now gone. 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

248-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

25000 mi The passenger seat tilt mechanisim was broken and they fixed it. 
77000 mi

US $300
Driver-side Door would not open. Lock bar?? broke. $75 for part - $225 labor - they had to remove inside door trim to get at the lock. 
34720 mi Sunroof required alignment as the back drivers corner was not correctly seating when closed. There was no water leakage but the misalignment (about 1/64") was noticeable standing beside the vehicle. Loud wind noise from upper windshield area. More pronounced in cooler weather. Windshield was replaced (non dealer) in May 2008 due to a rock strike. Noise was not there prior to windshield replacement. Dealer/Windshield shop could not replicate noise. 
30000 mi Window that didn't roll up and down right. 
72000 mi

US $32
Windshield washer pump/tank was leaking. Replaced with new pump and sealing grommet. 
11000 mi front middle console warped panels replaced 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-speed automatic FWD

19000 mi Hybrid 2007 Vue hood latch is out of stock. Previous repair personnel did not follow up at the factory. This time they called up several levels trying to get authorization to have a part manufactured. New Vue has different part!!! 
19875 mi

US $132
The hood latch was finally replaced so that the car could get inspected. Apparently GM had to have several of these manufactured since the 2008's VUE has a different part. The annoying part was while the hood latch did not work the Hybrid was disabled. 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

17000 mi LUBED IGNITION SWITCH-07/2008 
91000 mi

US $80
the washer pump went out because the front washer nozzles clogged. Replaced both pump and nozzles 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

5580 mi There is an unnerving regular vibration/humming emanating from the rear wheelwells. It got to be so bad that if the rear windows were opening, it caused discomfort in the passengers and drivers ears. It could also be heard (but less) when the windows we 

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2006 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

33480 mi Leaking gasket at rear causing water to fill license plate light. 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

73000 mi

US $280
Driver side for cable release snapped 
58900 mi Grinding noise in wipers traced to wiper transmission, which was replaced under extended warranty. 
26000 mi Airbag warning light would come on randomly when I was driving with no passengers. Also, the airbag warning light would come on and the passenger airbag would turn on and off while driving with someone in front passenger seat. 
18000 mi IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER DEFECTIVE. UNABLE TO TURN KEY TO START. WAS MORE PRONOUNCED, UNABLE TO TURN, WHEN THE STEERING WHEEL WAS ROTATED TO A LOCK POSITION. DEALER REPLACED CLYINDER, IGNITION LOCK (PART#15841209) TROUBLE FREE SINCE 6/11/2007 
21000 mi crunching noise coming from front passenger side of vehicle. 
121500 mi

US $80
Replaced hatch struts. 
14000 mi This trip was a three-parter becuse they didn't have the part. The bulb on the temp control knob for the HVAC system burned out. I went in for an oil change, and they ordered a part. Part came in, was wrong, so I had to reschedule. Second trip was wrong part again, so they replaced the entire HVAC cluster. Problem all better. (email 092407) 
63000 mi

US $50
Windshield washer pump did not work. Actually did not need replacing, the intake screen was clogged in the tank. Removed, cleaned replaced and works fine. 
13000 mi replace passenger seat arm rest with minor tear. 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

73000 mi

US $45
Replace rear hatch shocks 
125000 mi

US $35
Replaced rear hatch supports. Old supports would no longer hold the door up when cold. 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

18000 mi

US $500
replaced wheel bearing 

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2005 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

220000 mi

US $50
replaced rear hatch struts 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

55000 mi

US $143
Door link on driver door replaced. 
68500 mi

US $300
Difficulty opening driver door front, replaced opener and latching mechanism. 
59000 mi

US $150
Had to replace rear hatch lift cylinders 
103000 mi

US $107
Map light switch mount broke. Shop had to drop headliner to access. In that process, they did some sort of electrical damage and lights no longer worked. Took car to Auto Electric shop for partial repair. 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

199500 mi

US $150
WIPER MOTOR BROKE. W/O INSPECTING AFTERWARDS, I BELIEVE THE ARM BROKE. THE WIPER WORKED ON THE DRIVER SIDE BUT NOT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

48000 mi The strut assemblies for the rear gate need to be replaced, as they were barely supporting the gate. The parts were ordered. 
49000 mi Problem noted in Jan 2009 was fixed - replaced struts for rear gate. 
155000 mi The rear hatch latches and stays closed, but does not lock. 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

70000 mi

US $396
Rear windshield wiper assembly had to be replaced 
72700 mi

US $28
replaced worn liftgate support 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

68000 mi

US $1500
brkes, incl pads,rotors and calipers (front only) rear-ok.  
35000 mi

US $750
new tires-goodyear triple treads 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

77000 mi Frame snapped near right rear wheel when bolts snapped. It needs a k frame which cannot be located in Vermont. If the part can be found, the repair estimate is about $3,000. Update: sold for parts. 

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2003 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

121000 mi

US $1400
Also the hood mechanism had to be replaced. The hood could not be opened initially. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

181-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

58000 mi

US $700
Fuel tank leak. Replaced tank. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 CVT FWD

58072 mi

US $554
Lube Oil Filter Transmission Fluid topped off Intake Manifold Gasket Fuel Injector O Ring top and bottom 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

125000 mi

US $550
Emissions test failed. Had to replace exhaust parts downstream of cat conv. 

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