Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,500 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.

2002 Saturn Vue brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012012


  • 110,000 miles


Electrical system starting to act up (every dashboard light comes on) causing the vehicle to lose power and stall while driving. Steering power was lost and brakes became very soft. Happens at random speeds from 20mph and up to 65mph. Very scary! I have a child and I couldn't get my hazard lights to come on until the electrical calmed down. Was nearly rear-ended multiple times with a child in the vehicle. Finally had to replace the throttle body on the vehicle which is very expensive.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 302008


  • 89,000 miles
2002 Saturn Vue - check engine light keeps coming on due to a failed throttle body and the parts. It would also cause the car to go into reserve power and the car would only go 10 miles an hour. I was just informed that this must be a major problem because my mechanic just informed me that the part needed to repair this problem is on back order to April of 2009. So if that is not enough of a reason that this is a defect I do not know what is. Because of this I will be without a working car for 4 months because GM/Saturn makes cars that do not function. Also I have read that this problem has been around for several years and you have not forced them into a recall on something that could cause a problem on the road to the driver and or other drivers on the road.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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