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NHTSA — Electrical System: Battery Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,628 miles

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2002 Saturn Vue electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 212004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,628 miles


The battery dies constantly since early August of 2002 (purchased car on June 2002). Unable to operate car when the battery dies. Must be jumped to be able to operate. It has been replaced twice and the radio also has been replaced once. The battery dies if the car is not used for more than 3 days. Contacted the dealership and was told it was because the car was iddle for too long. Visited the dealerships 8 times in 6 months for this problem - dealership actions do not fix problem. I experienced problems with the dash and the lights coming on and off. I experienced problems with the alarm - not engaging and malfunctioning. I also experienced problems with the wheel steering - needing replacement.

- El Portal, FL, USA

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