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2008 Saturn VUE Problems and Repair Histories

190 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Saturn VUE. 103 of these members (54.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 293 repairs to 2008 Saturn VUEs--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Saturn VUE problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

23% of the 2008 Saturn VUE repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 12% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 293 repairs.

2008 Saturn VUE repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Saturn VUE repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 31% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 54 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 2008 Saturn VUE problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

Saturn VUE in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
1000 0 Replaced driver side rear wheel speed sensor. ABS / TC & Stability control warning lights would go on and off. They would come on for a day then off. Very random, sensor fixed problem 
83000 75 Link Arms wore out, caused a clunking noise in the front end. Replaced the arms and the problem went away 
98000 200 Wheel speed sensor was bad shut down ABS, TC and Stability control. A bad wire was found and fixed. 
155000  

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
0 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. 
 
Saturn VUE in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
2000 0 OnStar battery was defective and would not charge. 
21000 0 Blown cylinder head, cracked piston ring. 
29000 0 Minor engine oil leak. Replaced seal, but problem persists. 
35000 0 Grinding noise from steering column. 
 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 4000    
5000 0 air bag light kept coming on showing air bags not working. 
10000 0 Air conditioning had O-ring failed system leaked freon. 
52000  
Saturn VUE in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007    
0 Windshield wiper motor bolts stripped, replaced bolts. 
0 - Interior panel on passenger side loose. Tech re-attached. - Rattle in engine while running. Tech tightened bolts on bracket- did not stop noise. Two different appts for this. -Windshield wiper motor replaced. 
6000 0 Vehicle returned to dealership to repair rattle while engine is running. Tech determined that the rattle is the bracket attached to the air intake valve. Repositioned bracket to stop vibration of metal to metal. Clips were replaced holding interior side panel. After vehicle was remote started the heating and cooling system fan and temperature could not be adjusted. Computer needed to be re-programmed. 
12000 0 Rain sensing wipers were no longer sensing the amount of rain on windshield. Either the wipers would engage when there was no rain or the wipers would not start when driving in rain. Dealership ordered sensor. Dealership replaced sensor, but it did not resolve the problem with my wipers. Another appointment to research problem with wipers, service manager decided to try and replace the switch to see if it resolves the problem. Ordered switch. Switch replaced for wipers, it was determined the electrical wiring in existing switch had shorts in it, and a new switch was replaced. 
 
Saturn VUE in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 0    
1000 0 Cd in player quit in the middle of a song-would not eject-fortunately close to dealer when it happened. After powering down vehicle and restarting, player once again functioned and disc ejected without incident. The player has worked ok since. 
2000 0 Brake pedal pad fell off-adhesive applied and re-installed. 
3000 0 CD/radio replaced after previous CD eject problem reoccurred. 
9000 0 Cruise control too jerky with transmission; new software upgrade repaired the problem, although it took a few hours to get the vehicle's computer to accept it. 
 
Saturn VUE in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
1860 0 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. 
 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 1000    
1000 0 Reflash BCM per mailing. 
13000 0  
 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn VUE in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
0 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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2008 Saturn VUE 2-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
1000 0 Transmission hunting for gears when in cruise control set at around 70mph. Constant shifting every mile from 4th to 6th gear regardless of the pavement angle. 
 

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