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2004 Saturn VUE Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

123 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Saturn VUE. 37 of these members (30.1%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 37 suspension and steering repairs to 2004 Saturn VUEs--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2004 Saturn VUE problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2004 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 2004 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

15% of the 2004 Saturn VUE repairs were to the engine, 13% to the transmission, 19% to the brakes, 26% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 142 repairs.

2004 Saturn VUE suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Saturn VUE suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 7% cost less than $100, 60% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 42 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 2004 Saturn VUE Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Saturn VUE in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 84000    
88000 100 stabilizer clips 
133000  
Saturn VUE in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 30000    
46000 0 Some vibration and other noises (squeaking etc) noted. Some bushings were replaced. 
90300 0 Rear shock absorbers required replacement. 
91000  
Saturn VUE in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 37200    
44020 0 Front drivers side wheel bearings started to "hum" and needed replacment. 
46500 220 Front, right stablizer link seized. 
60140  

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 55180    
55800 130 Sway bar bushings replaced to reduce front end noise. Clunking sound over bumps remedied. Squeek when steering turned still present. Lube front shock rubber bushings suggested for next repair. 
78740 300 Squeaking noise when turning or going over bumps. Right front suspension link was replaced. Front brakes were worn so pads and rotors changed at same time. 
97340  
Saturn VUE in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
180 REPLACE FRONT STABILIZER LINK BOTH SIDES  FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM + REAR BUSINGS 
103000 450 front pass side wheel bearing 
 
Saturn VUE in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 36000    
40000 529 Loud grinding noise from front wheel area, mostly on right front. Dealer replaced both front wheel bearings. 
 
Saturn VUE in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 39000    
73000 398 After brake replacement in February 09, noticed buzzing noise from front right side of the vehicle. Brought in for service at the shop that replaced the brakes. Was told the front right wheel bearing was worn and need to be replaced.  
84000 500 problem finally identified. Left Front wheel bearing replaced. Problem solved. 
85700 175 noticed check oil light. Brought into shop for scheduled maintenance. Had tires rotated balanced and an alignment. car pulling to the left. after alignment car pulled to the left even more. Sensor reset but check oil light still appears. brought back to shop to check alignment. was told everything checks out to spec. vehicle still blatantly pulls to the left. Have to hold steering wheel to avoid drifting. Can make left lane changes by simply letting go of the wheel. 
91000 380 Right rear wheel bearing/hub replaced. 
 
Saturn VUE in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 54000    
56000 100 Front struts were replaced due to creaking noise when driving over bumps in the road. 
 
Saturn VUE in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 44020    
44640 200 Top plate. 
 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn VUE in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 125000    
151000 800 Wheel bearing replaced. 
163000 775 One front wheel bearing under warranty from Sept. replacement and two rear wheel bearings. 
 

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