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2009 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (32%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 66 repairs.

2009 Saturn VUE repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (71%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 14 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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2009 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

Saturn VUE in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Oct 2011

47000 mi

US $400
Gas gauge system failure 

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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
Oct 2008 - May 2014
Jan 2012

76700 mi

US $99
Windshield wiper would not squirt fluid. It was a blown fuse. Wipers worked, but squirter did not. 
Oct 2012

87700 mi

US $4050
Replaced shocks. Fixed leaking right axle. 
Jun 2013

98000 mi

US $273
All of a sudden car would not start- could not jump it. 
Jan 2014

106000 mi

US $245
Windshield washer would not squirt after a week of below zero temps. Never squirted again even after it thawed. 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - Jul 2009
Dec 2008

2000 mi
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.  
Jan 2009

3000 mi
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. 
Feb 2009

4685 mi
Replaced the power steering rack, u joints in the steering column, adjusted trim moldings on interior door panels 
Mar 2009

6000 mi
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 
Jun 2009

6000 mi
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
Mar 2010 - Jan 2011
Jun 2010

31000 mi
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. 
Aug 2010

32300 mi
Replaced power steering pump but problem still exists Dash Board went crazy, dash board inoperable. Replaced dash board. 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

222-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2012
Feb 2011

32000 mi
Grinding noise when turning the wheel not moving 
Apr 2012

39700 mi

US $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. 

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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
Mar 2011 - Jan 2014
Apr 2011

44000 mi
Fan Belt tension pulley replaced after braking off, Fan belt replaced 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Alabama, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

44000 mi
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
Nov 2010 - Jan 2013
Jan 2011

42000 mi
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. 
Aug 2012

68000 mi
replacement of intake camshaft position actuator control solenoid 
Jan 2013

74000 mi
Heated seat never fixed. Symptoms of bad steering showing up again. 
Saturn VUE in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2011
Jun 2009

4000 mi
trim piece on rear window was replaced. 
Jul 2009

6000 mi
Small trim piece on roof-rack was missing. Dealer ordered part and repaired. 
Feb 2010

15000 mi
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. 
Apr 2010

17000 mi
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
Nov 2008 - Mar 2013
Apr 2009

2480 mi
Tire monitoring system not functional. Reset was done. 

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2009 Saturn VUE Repair Histories

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