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Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (7%)

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Saturn VUE brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (38%)

Chart based on 84 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

33000 mi ABS/Traction/Stabilitrak error lights would appear intermittently. Car still under warranty (by one day). Dealer replaced wheel hub/sensor assembly. 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

32000 mi

US $277
Code C2033 replaced right front WSS sensor 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

222-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

67000 mi

US $100
The engine light comes on at random and constantly tells me to service traction control and stability control. Cannot be fixed so far. 
117600 mi

US $194
Failed wheel sensor. 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

96700 mi

US $650
Replaced master cylinder and vacuum booster. Brakes were locking up making car nearly impossible to drive. Went into shop three times and I will pick it up tomorrow hopefully fixed. They used a third party booster twice and are trying OEM. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

50000 mi Stability control, ABS 
51000 mi

US $44
Traction control, stablizer. This started in Dec 2010, freezing rain. Car lost power. Taken to dealer many times kept trying to reset lights, new dealer ordered and replace parts. Extended warranty used. 
98000 mi

US $200
Wheel speed sensor was bad shut down ABS, TC and Stability control. A bad wire was found and fixed. 
13084.0 mi brake light stayed on again. drained battery. Towed to dealership TECH NOTES: ckd brake switch to verify proper adj brake switch good. swapped stop lamp relay & lights went off. BRAKE SYSTEM/TRACTION CONTROL RELAY REPLACED. (also happened@ 7,000 mi brake light stayed on again. drained battery. Towed to dealership TECH NOTES: ckd brake switch to verify proper adj brake switch good. swapped stop lamp relay & lights went off. BRAKE SYSTEM/TRACTION CONTROL RELAY REPLACED. (also happened@ 7,000 mi 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

47000 mi

US $600
Front wheel speed sensor failed, replaced under warranty. Rear wheel ESP/ABS sensor replaced under warranty(second time). 
25000 mi Warning Lights on: Traction control, Stability control, ABS. Also, AWD light flashing. Dealer found left rear sensor wire rubbed bare, going to ground.  

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

42500 mi replaced rear driver side abs sensor removed code. 2 days later abs traction lights come back on no code this time. also rumbling in front wheels, front and rear brake pads replaced at 41000 mile, rear rotors replaced, rear right rotors. bad cable at rear on abs system found corroded.removed bad area of cable and patched with new wire. rechecked for code all cleared 
39600 mi

US $300
Wheel speed sensor replaced 
59300 mi ABS/TC LIGHTS ON 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

222-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

36800 mi Abs, traction control light on, whirring noise from steering.... abs sensor and ecm bad. Transmissiuon control module was bad. rack and pinion bad 
27900 mi ABS Wheel Sensor on Left Rear Wheel corrodes causing ABS, Traction Control and AWD. 3rd time this same sensor has failed. Failure occurs every winter since car was purchased in 2008. 

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2008 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

13000 mi ABS, brake, traction control warning lights all came on and a wheel/tire locked up.  
8000.0 mi ABS sensor corroded contacts because of improper rubber covering installation. Repaired under warranty ABS sensor corroded contacts because of improper rubber covering installation. Repaired under warranty 
80600 mi

C $650
Replaced brake master cylinder and booster 
68000 mi

US $210
ABS/stability traction lights on while driving. Rear speed sensor harness replaced 
48000 mi

US $240
Bad speed sensor in left rear wheel was causing traction control and abs light to come on. 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

248-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

112800 mi

US $75
Replaced Front Brake Hoses. 
194900 mi

C $1
replace right rear ABS sensor 
156000.0 mi

US $85
Replaced caliper fromt passenger 
31300 mi

C $1000
both ABS sensors failed on front. Whole kit with bearings had to be changed cause saturn likes to put bearings and sensors in the same device. Everything is breaking down I don't know next. 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

248-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

127000 mi parking brake would not hold the car while under power. had to repair to pass MA state inspection. 
131200 mi

US $750
brakes, rotors, calipers. less than 20k miles since last time pads and rotors replaced. already need to replace again. 
93620 mi

C $800
Brakes redone,now ABS light comes on when turning right 
93620 mi ABS light comes on when turning right 
87000 mi Brakes and steering locked when applying brakes. ABS light flashed and radio went on and off. Dealer couldn't replicate or find any relevant TSBs. 
112500 mi

US $700
ABS light on, code C0035 for left front wheel speed sensor. replaced wheel bearing and harness due to intermittent high resistance. Also found left brake pad worn out (why not the right??) so needed to resurface both front rotors. 
34720 mi A "pinging" noise was heard when cornering right above 60kmh. The noise was traced back to a misaligned drivers front brake shield that was catching on the rotor a/o caliper. This might be related to the same wheel having had a new bearing installed prior 
40300 mi

C $75
Brake warning light intermittently coming on. Dealer could find no faults in the braking system. Brake pads/rotors sound. Suggested parking brake was left partially engaged??Says fluid level is fine. "Drive it and see if it comes back on again" 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

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

89000 mi

US $236
Caliper stuck on one wheel. Replaced. 
90000 mi Brake caliper sticking. Repaired other side (first caliper replaced in June) and replaced hoses and fluid. Problem has now been corrected. Probably the hoses all along- mechanic not sure if calipers needed to be replaced. 
104000 mi

US $350
Front left Speed sensor. Could not remove - had to replace entire wheel bearing assembly. 
130000 mi

US $110
front Brakes bad after 24000 mi. Replaced left ft caliper, previously replaced rt front caliper. Full brake job necessary. 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

115940 mi

C $268
Seized caliper, changed caliper and brake hose (AC Delco parts). Seized right front caliper, changed caliper and brake hose (AC Delco parts). 

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2007 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

110700 mi Bolt fell out of front brake caliper causing it to scrape on the inside of the wheel.  
105600 mi

US $375
Caliper return spring was seized not allowing pad to retract causing premature wear. Caliper had to be rebuilt, pads and rotors needed to be replaced. 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

76200 mi

US $32
work done myself: replaced drivers rear ABS sensor. also checked/lubricated both rear brakes. 
78000 mi

US $500
Rear Passenger ABS sensor went bad. Sensor and hub replaced. 
121000 mi

US $650
Brake hose collapsed,fried rotor and pads, had to rebuild system 
32860 mi ABS wiring harness required replacement, wires were falling apart. 
15000 mi Antilock sensor bad 
114080 mi

C $140
One piston seized on front driver side caliper. 
81000 mi

US $450
Replaced rear break cylinder 

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2006 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

121800 mi

US $265
Bad magnet on drivers side front. Hub replaced. Also bad right rear abs sensor replaced. 
141000 mi

US $765
Seized front calipers. Also replaced brake hoses. 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

44000 mi Antilock system activating with normal braking below 10 mph. This was during cold weather. BCM code indicated front left sensor. Code cleared. Shop could not duplicate problem and problem has not recurred.  
110000 mi

US $40
replace parking brake cable 
117700 mi

US $130
replace front brake calipers 
49000 mi

US $92
Dealer messed up brake job. Left parts dry and in need of lubrication. Dealer refused to do it under warranty and charged me $50 just to look at the problem. Brakes were making scraping noise. 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

66000.0 mi

US $220
Brakes: pads, rotors, or drums, repair 
89100 mi

US $700
Both drums fused. Removed rear only and replaced drum, lines, rotors. 
128000 mi

US $700
Bad rotors, pads, and calipers. Also advised to replace rear brake drum but did not. 

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2005 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

48980 mi

C $480
Rear brake cylinder had to be changed 

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2004 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

99000 mi

US $250
Had to replace another abs sensor in the rear hub. 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

138000 mi

US $95
Brake hoses to front calipers were corroded 
238000 mi

US $300
Replaced rotors, pads, calipers, rear drums, rear linings, rear wheel cylinders 
238000 mi

US $300
Replaced front brake hoses, drivers side hose intermittently blocked causing brake pads to stick..Enough to smoke (nearly caught fire once) 
127580 mi

C $137
ABS sensor and/or ABS ring in RF wheel hub giving fluctuating voltage. Will try cleaning same to correct the problem. If that doesn't work, owner will install new hub/bearing assy. 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

103940 mi

C $536
Growling noise at low speed braking from ABS solenoids due to left rear sensor acting up. Removed sensor, ground oxidation from mounting surface, reinstalled sensor. No more noise ! 
121260 mi

C $495
Bad steering wheel shake on braking. Front disk was badly warped. Caliper was not seized but would not release completely causing disk to heat. Flexible brakeline on right was replaced along with pads & rotors. Works fine now. 
124620 mi

C $185
front right brake caliper rear right wheel bearing 
44640 mi

C $200
Rear abs sensor. 
133000 mi

US $1100
Caliper failed, had to replace it and brake hose and all front pads. 
144000 mi Needed rear brakes and brake lines. 
94300 mi

US $150
ABS light being triggered by wheel hub bearing. Reset light. 
87420 mi ABS kicked in at low speed stops on bare dry road conditions. Problem persisted for one week and then stopped. Sounds similar to problem with speed sensor reported in SaturnFans forum. 
82460 mi

C $300
replaced drums, shoes and cylinders 

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2004 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

62000 mi

C $600
Speed sensor  
184000 mi

US $600
ABS and Traction control light were both on. Needed speed sensors in both rear wheels.  
103700 mi

US $600
Replaced both front calipers and hydraulic hoses. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

181-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

110000 mi

US $1000
Front Brakes Locking - replaced Rotors, Pads, Calipers and LF Brake Hose 
113000 mi

US $400
Replaced RF Brake Line. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

181-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

209000 mi

US $1200
dashboard light indicated problem with abs, abs sensor was replaced on rt rear wheel, also had to replace wheel bearing 
298000 mi

US $545
Front brake hoses replaced. Also turned rotors. 
78000 mi

US $375
ABS right rear sensor within the hub was bad and was replaced. 
12023.0 mi Anti-lock brake warning light activated. Wheel speed sensor replaced under warranty. Anti-lock brake warning light activated. Wheel speed sensor replaced under warranty. 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 CVT AWD

184400 mi

US $200
Replaced Front Passenger caliper and brake lines 

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2003 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

85000 mi

US $300
ABS failed along with traction control. 
164000 mi

US $1440
Brake flex line had rust in it which caused driver side brake to stay engaged. Dealer replaced the drums, rotors, etc. and the problem remained (and they THEN replaced the flex line). 

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2002 Saturn VUE

Engine not specified

116000 mi There was a warning light on for the coolant level and another on for the ABS. 

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2002 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

181-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

98580 mi One or more of the ABS sensors malfunctioning. Made ABS computer sense that a wheel is about to lock, activating the pump to redistribute pressure. Pedal vibrates and braking feels weak. Corrected by easing off the pedal. Went away on own. 

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2002 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

120700 mi The brake light, service light, and abs light come on randomly. This happens when the outside temperature is above 100 degrees. Of course, when the vehicle is taken in, it will not repeat the symptoms. Mechanically the brakes are good. 

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