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2009 Saturn VUE Problems and Repair Histories

56 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Saturn VUE. 22 of these members (39.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 49 repairs to 2009 Saturn VUEs--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Saturn VUE problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 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 2009 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

10% of the 2009 Saturn VUE repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 37% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 49 repairs.

2009 Saturn VUE repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Saturn VUE repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 78% between $100 and $499, and 11% more than $2500.

Chart based on 9 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 2009 Saturn VUE problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

Saturn VUE in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 45000    
47000 400 Gas gauge system failure 
48000  

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

Saturn VUE in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 0    
76700 99 Windshield wiper would not squirt fluid. It was a blown fuse. Wipers worked, but squirter did not. 
87700 4050 Replaced shocks. Fixed leaking right axle. 
98000 273 All of a sudden car would not start- could not jump it. 
106000 245 Windshield washer would not squirt after a week of below zero temps. Never squirted again even after it thawed. 
108000  

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 1000    
2000 0 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.  
3000 0 The front right axle groans(like a wind up music box sound.)when going up and down the incline of my driveway or turning the wheel at slow speed. The dash also makes loud popping sound when driving under normal conditions. Dealer says it's normal. 
4500 0 Replaced the power steering rack, u joints in the steering column, adjusted trim moldings on interior door panels 
6000 0 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 
6000 0 my 2009 saturn vue xr was ordered to be repurchased under the lemon law bbb autoline arbitration program. Saturn has yet to contact me and they have 15 days to comply with the legal order. 
 
Saturn VUE in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 0    
31000 0 Steering wheel vibrates and grinding sound when turning the wheel at low speed. Problem still there after replacing rack and pinion gear. Dealer ordered power steering pump. Mechanic did not have the right puller to install old power steering pulley on new power steering pump. Mechanic did not have the right puller to install old power steering pulley on new power steering pump. Replaced power steering pump. Problem is better but still have vibration and noise. 
32300 0 Replaced power steering pump but problem still exists Dash Board went crazy, dash board inoperable. Replaced dash board. 
36000  

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

222-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 31000    
32000 0 Grinding noise when turning the wheel not moving 
39700 185 drivers side passenger door needed a new actuator. When you depressed the unlock in the car or on key chain, door would not unlock. 
43000  

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

Saturn VUE in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 42000    
42000 0 Fan Belt tension pulley replaced after braking off, Fan belt replaced 
89000  

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 43000    
43000 0 service indicator lights come on after car has been running and do not go off after engine is stopped and restarted. also AC is not blowing cool air. dealer could find no current diagnostic codes only past history codes but did not check. 
Saturn VUE in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 40000    
42000 0 Steering replaced once after it locked up on highway. Warning light & ratcheting noise in column returned but dealer claims it's normal for that vehicle!  Heated seats & wiper pump do not work. Dealer found nothing wrong but they won't work. Update: later fixed washer pump myself. 
68000 0 replacement of intake camshaft position actuator control solenoid 
74000 0 Heated seat never fixed. Symptoms of bad steering showing up again. 
Saturn VUE in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 2000    
4000 0 trim piece on rear window was replaced. 
6000 0 Small trim piece on roof-rack was missing. Dealer ordered part and repaired. 
15000 0 manual lumbar control, trim piece broken. Parts ordered, wrong color sent to dealer. Dealer reodered. Correct trim pieces arrived and replaced. This took two trips to the dealer to complete. 
18000 0 reprogrammed cluster on dash that controls auto door locks; lites on, etc. This had been a GM TSB as other GM cars have been affected. They gave me a loaner car, work was completed in 2 hrs. Working great. 
 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4-door

Engine not specified

Saturn VUE in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 0    
2480 0 Tire monitoring system not functional. Reset was done. 
35340  

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