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2003 Saturn VUE Transmission Problems

112 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Saturn VUE. 14 of these members (12.5%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 17 transmission repairs to 2003 Saturn VUEs--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2003 Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of 2003 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Chart based on 155 repairs.

2003 Saturn VUE transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 32 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 2003 Saturn VUE repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2003 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

87420 mi   Purchased May 9, 2006. Almost immediately needed a new CVT. Wholesaler who sold vehicle covered cost of installing a used CVT with 40k on it. This one lasted 90 days. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

181-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

44640 mi C $700 Support bearing in Drive shaft wore out, not support for driveshaft, clunking while driving 
161000 US $400 Central cupport bearing came loose 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 CVT FWD

67790 mi   transmission warentee repair - $3480 
113700 US $223 Engine noisy - replaced plugs, oil lube filter. The transmission is noisy and should be flushed. This is a VTI transmition. Flushing the transmition may not fix the noise problem. The cost was $280. I decided not to have the flush. Too costly. 
77000 US $90 The variable transmission squeals at take off and slips at about 70mph. This problem was supposedly fixed 2 years ago under warranty. Dealer does not take responsibility, and the cost is not worth it. 
105000 US $3400 Transmission replacement 
160000   Transmission replacement 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 CVT AWD

98000 mi US $1000 Brand new tramsmission (Covered). 
118000 US $400 Check engine light came on and a humming noise was apparent when accelerating. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

54000 mi US $310 Clutch hydraulic line leak. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4-door

4-cylinder CVT 2WD

28000 mi   We have had issues with the VTI transmission where the car will stall in extreme cold conditions. We have gone back to the dear regarding a noise and pull at acceleration and they keep telling us that it is normal behavior for the VTI transmission. Last 

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