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NHTSA — Visibility: Rear Window Wiper/Washer: Motor Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,400 miles

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2002 Saturn Vue accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252006

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,400 miles


While driving on the highway, our 2002 Vue made a grinding noise and then began to lose power. As we were pulling off to the side, the vehicle stalled and then would not re-start. The Saturn dealership towed the Vue to their lot and informed us, that the timing chain had skipped and blew the motor. The timing chain was supposed to be no maintenance and didn't even need to be checked until 100,000 miles. My Vue had 65,000 miles. After 3 weeks we were told that they would rebuild the engine at a cost of $3500- $3800 and Saturn would pay half of that cost. Several weeks prior, the vehicle was stalling while driving and would not restart until it cooled off. We took it to the dealership and they replaced a sensor for the cam shaft. The switch for the back wiper has been replaced and we were told by Saturn tech's that the motor for the back wiper also needs to be replaced, again at our cost.

- Bowdoinham, ME, USA

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