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2009 Saturn VUE repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 77 repairs.
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2009 Saturn VUE repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (59%)

Chart based on 61 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

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

86800 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

93800 mi

US $245
Windshield washer would not squirt after a week of below zero temps. Never squirted again even after it thawed. 
Saturn VUE in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2012
May 2012

27000 mi
Noticed the car pulled a little to the right. Shop swapped front tires which did not help. Difficult to align so shop alegned / adjusted the subframe, which helped a lot but did not completely eliminate the pull. 
Sep 2012

33000 mi

US $300
Spouse rear ended a pick up truck. $11K in damage. The "fix" took care of my previously reported "pull to the right, however. Car is now in "like new" condition. 
Saturn VUE in Virginia, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2015
Nov 2014

90900 mi

US $1200
Steering pump replaced but returned because of fluid leaking, bad seal Faulty throttle body,car will loose speed all of a sudden had to limp to repair shop. The issue was a defective throttle body 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

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

32100 mi
Replaced power steering pump but problem still exists Dash Board went crazy, dash board inoperable. Replaced dash board. 
Saturn VUE in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2016
Sep 2012

26000 mi
Transmission fluid leak. Leaking from seal. Temperature sensor reading incorrectly. Stuck on 55 degrees. Squeal coming from steering column. 
Saturn VUE in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Oct 2013

42000 mi
TPMS light is on, but can't be reset 
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
The cv boot was leaking oil on the right front due to a manufacturing defect 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 Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2017
Dec 2012

33000 mi
ABS/Traction/Stabilitrak error lights would appear intermittently. Car still under warranty (by one day). Dealer replaced wheel hub/sensor assembly. 
Dec 2014

56000 mi

US $472
Check engine light, DTC PO303: Misfire on cylinder #3 due to open coil. The coil was removed and replaced. DTC P0496: EVAP flow during non-purge. Evap. purge valve stuck open. Removed and replaced solenoid. 
Nov 2015

68000 mi

US $1100
Power steering would stop working intermittently. Leak discovered from pump; steering pump replaced. Car was becoming more difficult to start. Dropped of at dealer; car would not start after parked. Jumped the battery for diagnostics and replaced with a new battery. Water would leak onto the driver side floor after heavy rains. Moonroof drains were flushed clean. 
May 2017

86000 mi

US $2500
Car would not shift out of first gear.I turned off the vehicle and restarted; still no shifting. Car sat in driveway for two days; when I started before the tow truck came to take it to the dealership for repairs the car reversed and drove normally. The repair guy suspected it was the transmission computer and not an issue with the transmission itself; we decided to bypass opening the transmission and just replace the computer. Fixed the problem - no issues with shifting after repair. Passenger side doors would not unlock. Door lock actuators were replaced on both passenger doors. 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Saturn VUE in Washington, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2016
Jun 2013

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

Saturn VUE in California, United States
May 2009 - Jul 2016
Feb 2014

117600 mi

US $194
Failed wheel sensor. 
Jul 2016

154000 mi

US $370
Water pump was leaking. 
Saturn VUE in New Brunswick, Canada
May 2009 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

48300 mi

C $350
Lync replacement left front (installed new sway bar link) because of excessive play. 
Saturn VUE in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

87500 mi

US $386
power steering pump start leaking fluids and I didn't notice until it was to late. the pump was broken.although GM recall some of these vue not all was on recall but the same problem occurr with my vue the bolt on the pump came undone 
May 2013

87000 mi
I keep having the same problem the power steering pump bolt keeping coming undone. do you think you can answer that question for me into why? 
Saturn VUE in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

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. 
Jun 2013

77000 mi
head was defective 
Saturn VUE in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2012
Feb 2011

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

39300 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 North Carolina, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

149000 mi

US $1500
Driving belt broke. The dealer claims it was because of the compressor. The compressor got stuck and broke the belt. So, they changed the compressor for the 2nd time in the life of the car. 
Jul 2017

189000 mi
belt keep breaking, the hybrid system failed. The transmission gave up! It started with clanking noise coming from under the hood, then into a large-truck transmission noise. The problem persisted and then another clanking noise came up. After which the transmission stopped shifting. It only get in 1 after switching the car off and on again. Drive a bit on 1, and then the engine runs free. 
Saturn VUE in
- Jun 2011
Jun 2011

47000 mi
Fuel pump replaced fortunately under warranty. Would have been roughly 800 dollars 
Saturn VUE in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2014
Apr 2011

44000 mi
Fan Belt tension pulley replaced after breaking off, Fan belt replaced. 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 Arizona, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

69500 mi

US $200
after being hit by a piece of metal flying down the freeway, my oil pan was replaced, and car given an alignment. Gas gauge no longer working, mechanic thinks it could be stuck. Using Techron for a while to see if that helps. 
Saturn VUE in Arkansas, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
Feb 2014

52000 mi
Total transmission replace. Transmission blew causing casing to crack. 
Saturn VUE in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2013

58800 mi

US $200
Power Steering stopped working intermittently (happened in July 12 also) This time the EPS Motor showed fault errors. 
Dec 2014

67000 mi

US $40
The exhaust camshaft actuator solenoid had to replaced per P0010 or P0013, followed you tube video instruction. Save approx $200. As a DIY. 
Sep 2015

77000 mi

US $465
The solenoids for the intake and exhaust showed code ex. PO010 again I think.... car wouldn't start right away. Mechanic said it would just get worst. Ironically, the part was replaced once already. 
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. 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 California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2011
Mar 2010

8000 mi

US $1500
Radiator fan wouldn't come on at proper temp. First two dealers wanted $3,000 to diagnose. An independent shop said that the problem was caused by an incorrect reflash. They replaced the TCM and reprogrammed it for $1,500. Not warranty because salvage tit 
Saturn VUE in Georgia, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2014

87000 mi

US $60
A/C needed refridgerant 
Nov 2014

90000 mi

US $4000
Burnt Valve #1. Multiple engine trouble lights were on including traction system and stability control. Added to cost of replacing head and 4 valves was new timing belt and tensioner, intake and exhaust actuators, coolant and oil/filter. 
Oct 2015

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. 
Jun 2016

104000 mi

US $2080
Output shaft loose and missing seal. Installed used transmission. 
Mar 2017

107000 mi
The transmission went out, but it was under warranty and cost $0. They did keep the car two weeks, however. It was a used transmission with a three year warranty and it went out after about nine months. 
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. 
Sep 2010

21000 mi
R window scratched by r.wiper asm. R window replaced under new car warranty. Prob caused by new wiper blade being narrower than original causing plastic wiper housing to scratch the rear window. 
Saturn VUE in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2013
Jan 2011

57600 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

67300 mi
replacement of intake camshaft position actuator control solenoid 
Jan 2013

58000 mi
Heated seat never fixed. Symptoms of bad steering showing up again. 

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2009 Saturn VUE 4-door

Engine not specified

Saturn VUE in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jun 2016
Apr 2009

2480 mi
Tire monitoring system not functional. Reset was done. 
Dec 2009

7440 mi
light came on for tire pressure sensors - when dealer put on winter tires they did not correctly reprogram for this 

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