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2002 Saturn VUE Repair Histories

41 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Saturn VUE. 16 of these members (39%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 42 repairs to 2002 Saturn VUEs--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2002 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Chart based on 42 repairs.

2002 Saturn VUE repair cost distribution

Chart based on 17 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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2002 Saturn VUE

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Saturn VUE in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
146000 mi US $1000 the head gasket went and we got rid of the car. We were very upset in that we had put over $3,000 into the car in less than 2 years. 

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2002 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

181-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
81840 mi $200 Turn lights work intermittently or not at all. Have to push the hazard light switch while the signal turn lever is depressed to get them to work. Sometimes this work-around does not work. 
83700   Sometimes the battery appears as dead, no pilots lights, no radio, nothing. The problem was some type of corrosion in the BCM connectors. Cleaned it and the problem disappeared. Suddenly, without warning, the low beam headlights stopped working. Light bulbs are fine. Position lights and high beam do work. Apparently the switch lever is OK. The mechanic thinks it is the BCM acting up. Decided not to replace it yet. 
90480   Engine died suddenly and would not start back up again. No strange noises before stopping. Battery OK, starter motor OK 
93000   Fuel gauge died after cleansing the fuel tank and fuel pump. Could not fix it or replace it for lack of spare parts. I am planning of selling the car. Update: later went away on its own. 
98580   One or more of the ABS sensors malfunctioning. Made ABS computer sense that a wheel is about to lock, activating the pump to redistribute pressure. Pedal vibrates and braking feels weak. Corrected by easing off the pedal. Went away on own. 
99820   Replaced the lights/Turn signal combination lever. 
Saturn VUE in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2011
149000 mi   Transmission started to give out. so I traded it. 
Saturn VUE in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - May 2014
50000 mi US $600 Body Control Module (BCM) failure and replacement 
80000   AC compressor oil leak , replaced ac comp. 
91000   Water pump leak. Replaced. Replaced timing belt 
96000   Passenger wheel bearing,hub assembly replaced 
111000   cam position sensor replaced 
Saturn VUE in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
163680 mi C $9 Broken bolt on passenger rear lower lateral link (inboard frame end). Frame bracket cracked. 
175460   Bearing failure in accessory drive - Replaced pulley on accessory drive belt tensioner. 
186600   DRL resistor failed due to wheel splash. Dealer wanted $86 for the part. Used non-automotive power resistor ($3) and relocated it under-hood. 
195920   Fixed vacuum leak due to loose vacuum chamber. Issue caused DTCs P0171 and P0174 to set. Covered by TSB 02-06-01-016A. 
203980   Replace broken driver side rear coil spring. 
Saturn VUE in Indiana, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2012
170000 mi US $3000 Failed clutch box in rear end, as well as pinion bearings needing to be replaced. Mechanic also replaced both rear wheel hub assemblies. 
175300   Flex pipe installed in 2009 failed, replaced. 
177700   Replace front stabilizer bar drops / hangers. 
192000   Wheel hub assembly replacement (front) Second time this year. Stay away from Auto Zone Duralast parts for this fix. They don't DURA LAST! 
196000   Clogged manifold catalytic converter, $1500 Fourth time the front wheel hub assemblies have gone bad in 1 1/2 years, $250 Need to replace rear drums / shoes, $250 
Saturn VUE in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2012
108000 mi US $279 Front right wheel bearing. 
125000   Crank Sensor - Vehicle would die randomly, and would usually restart immediately or after a few minutes. 
137000   Valve cover gaskets leaking oil. A TSB was also done on the PC Valve where freezing in the line can preventing the PCV to operate causing oil to be blown out. Since it started leaking more when it got cold, that was likely the issue. 
147000   Oil leak valve cover gaskets and pan gasket. 
Saturn VUE in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
116000 mi   Needed major transmission work, but I didn't have the repairs done, I sold it "as is" instead. There was a warning light on for the coolant level and another on for the ABS. 

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2002 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn VUE in Michigan, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2013
88300 mi US $450 rear wheel bearing both sides replaced 
Saturn VUE in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
106640 mi   Broken clutch interlock switch (clutch safety switch). A/C delco replacement part was $9.99 and repair time was 20 seconds once I found the problem. 

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