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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,000 miles

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2002 Saturn Vue body / paint problems

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 122010


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility for a routine repair when the contact was informed that the front sub frame exhibited severe corrosion and could not be repaired. The mechanic advised the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileages were 100,000.

- Erieville , NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 252008


  • 92,000 miles
Over the past year, I have had several instances where the "check engine" light comes on and the car just shuts down and won't start up. I have also had the low coolant light come on and was leaking anti-freeze, which I kept on filling up. Once it was towed to the dealer and when they went to look at it the next morning, it started right up and they could not figure out what was wrong. Another time I left it and when I came back, it started right up. In both of those instances, I was driving less than 40 mph and was able to get to the side of the road safely. The 3rd time that the car died, I was traveling 65 mph on an interstate when the car suddenly died, without any warning. I had just enough time to pull over to the side of the road and avert an accident. I bought a new car, because I was afraid to drive this one and it has been sitting in my driveway for 8 weeks. I recently had the Vue towed to a different dealership. They said that I need a new timing belt and water pump. They also say that I need to have an I-bolt pulley, belt tensioner, alternator, and serpentine belt replaced. Other repairs that are needed are a front sway bar links and the bearing on the drive shaft. This car has only 92,000 miles.

- Beverly, MA, USA

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