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2008 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 380 repairs.

2008 Saturn VUE repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 81 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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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

Saturn VUE in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2012
Nov 2007

1000 mi
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 
Aug 2010

83000 mi

US $75
Link Arms wore out, caused a clunking noise in the front end. Replaced the arms and the problem went away 
Feb 2011

98000 mi

US $200
Wheel speed sensor was bad shut down ABS, TC and Stability control. A bad wire was found and fixed. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Illinois, United States
Sep 2007 - Feb 2010
Nov 2007 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
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

2000 mi
OnStar battery was defective and would not charge. 
Nov 2008

21000 mi
Blown cylinder head, cracked piston ring. 
May 2009

29000 mi
Minor engine oil leak. Replaced seal, but problem persists. 
Sep 2009

35000 mi
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
Nov 2007 - Feb 2011
Dec 2007

5000 mi
air bag light kept coming on showing air bags not working. 
May 2008

10000 mi
Air conditioning had O-ring failed system leaked freon. 
Saturn VUE in Illinois, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Nov 2007

3500 mi
Windshield wiper motor bolts stripped, replaced bolts. 
Dec 2007

4000 mi
- 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. 
Jan 2008

6000 mi
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. 
Sep 2008

12000 mi
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
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

1000 mi
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. 
Mar 2008

2000 mi
Brake pedal pad fell off-adhesive applied and re-installed. 
Apr 2008

3000 mi
CD/radio replaced after previous CD eject problem reoccurred. 
Jul 2008

9000 mi
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
Nov 2007 - Sep 2009
Feb 2008

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. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

1000 mi
Reflash BCM per mailing. 
Jun 2008

13000 mi

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2008 Saturn VUE 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Saturn VUE in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Jan 2008
Dec 2007 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
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

1000 mi
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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2008 Saturn VUE Repair Histories

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