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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,541 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 192010


  • 68,163 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. The contact stated while driving at speeds of 25 mph, the instrument panel indicated that the vehicle was running hot. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop. The mechanic advised the contact that the vehicle had not run hot and instead, the instrument panel had malfunctioned and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed the failure. There were no recalls and any repairs would be at the owner's expense. The failure mileage was 68,163.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #3

Feb 182008

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Upon filling my gas tank the check engine lights come on and stays on--sometimes till the tank is half empty--sometimes coming on when the tank reaches half.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #2

Feb 012007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
All gauges on the dash failed as I was driving on the highway. The speedometer read 0 miles/hr, gas gage read 0, etc. Dealer claims that the BCM was not grounded and the electricity arched and shorted the BCM. The car only has about 50,000 miles and dealer quoted me $409 to fix the problem.

- Burlington, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 212006

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles
: the contact stated while parked in the driveway the alarm sounded without warning. Also, the light switch and instrument panel became hot when the lights were illuminated. The dealer has not been contacted.

- Piedmont, SC, USA

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