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Saturn VUE Problems and Repair Histories

830 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Saturn VUE. 389 of these members (46.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 1019 repairs to Saturn VUEs--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

23% of the Saturn VUE repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 22% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1019 repairs.

Saturn VUE repair cost distribution

Of the Saturn VUE repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 51% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 379 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 Saturn VUE problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

248-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 10000    
11000 0 motor for rear window windshield wiper replaced front middle console warped panels replaced 
 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 3000    
4000 0 ignition was catching making it difficult to turn the key in the ingnition to start vehicle. Parts were in house. I came the next day and problem was fixed in approx. 4 hours. No charge to me, under factory warranty. 
17000 0 LUBED IGNITION SWITCH-07/2008 
21000 0 Vehicle security sys. to open doors was operating ineffectively. Key-fob was mal-functioning. Under warranty, new key fob programmed. works great. 
22000 0 Two of the five push buttons on radio did not program radio stations. Radio was under new car warranty and replaced with a new unit. 
 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 1860    
5580 0 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

Saturn VUE in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 15500    
16120 0 Door seal improperly installed 
28520 0 Power door lock switch 
29140 0 Both doors cracked (Polymer Panels) 
31000 0 repaired cracked polymer panels on both front doors 
33480 0 Faulty RDM, ordered part to repair. 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

Saturn VUE in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 9000    
18000 0 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 
23000 0 Mileage @ time of service: 22,975. Grind type noise from front...mostly when cold outside. Very pronounced when backing up and suddenly hitting the brakes. Technician verified noise from strut bearing plates. Replaced both front upper bearing plates 
 
Saturn VUE in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 21000    
23000 0 needed condensor New condensor installed. 
 
Saturn VUE in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Airbag light coming on while driving with no passengers and Passenger airbag repeatedly turning on/off while driving with an adult passenger. 
26000 0 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. 
 
Saturn VUE in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Repairs to vehicle include (all before 20,000 km) Front right wheel bearing replaced, both strut top plates replaced, brake caliper pin left due to rattling noise, windshield reset and sealed due to excessive wind noise, driver side rubber window strip re 
20460 0 Front brakes are poorly designed, too small for size of vehicle. Wear prematurely due to bad design. 
21080 0 Brake discs replaced due to premature warping, second occurance. 
30380 0 Excessive noise from windshield area on highway. Trim and silicone around windshield replaced. Repair was successful. Loaner vehicle provided by dealer at no charge. 
32860 0 Lower table bushings and upper strut mount bushings replaced again, 2nd repair on both items. ABS wiring harness required replacement, wires were falling apart. 
35960 0 Upper left strut bearing replaced, manufacturer's defect. Engine pinging and knocking (dealer heard nothing of course and did not attempt any repair). 
37200 300 Front brakes replaced. Rotors warped prematurely and were refaced under warranty. 
38440 0 Creaking noise when turning steering wheel left and right at low speed. Dealer could not duplicate and problem persists. 
39060 0 Sway bar link on right side replaced. Seized part. 
 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 37000    
37000 0 Lunged forward when at a stop sign. Acel pedal error but deal unable to pin point issue. Vehicle returned to dealer as lemon and purchased new vehicle - NOT a GM - Toyota!! 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn VUE in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 23000    
27000 35 Air bag sensor module 
27000 0 Car would bog down a few times after start up. 
 

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