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2004 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (18%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (6%)

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2004 Saturn VUE suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 53 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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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

88000 mi

US $100
stabilizer clips 
46000 mi Some vibration and other noises (squeaking etc) noted. Some bushings were replaced. 
90300 mi Rear shock absorbers required replacement. 
44020 mi Front drivers side wheel bearings started to "hum" and needed replacment. 
46500 mi

C $220
Front, right stablizer link seized. 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

55800 mi

C $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 mi

C $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. 
118400 mi

C $597
right front bearing replaced, rear torsion bar rubber mounts replaced  
88534 mi

US $180
103000 mi

US $450
front pass side wheel bearing 
40000 mi

US $529
Loud grinding noise from front wheel area, mostly on right front. Dealer replaced both front wheel bearings. 
73000 mi

US $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 mi

US $500
problem finally identified. Left Front wheel bearing replaced. Problem solved. 
85700 mi

US $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 mi

US $380
Right rear wheel bearing/hub replaced. 
56000 mi

US $100
Front struts were replaced due to creaking noise when driving over bumps in the road. 
44640 mi

C $200
Top plate. 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

151000 mi

US $800
Wheel bearing replaced. 
163000 mi

US $775
One front wheel bearing under warranty from Sept. replacement and two rear wheel bearings. 

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2004 Saturn VUE Suspension Problems

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