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Timing Chain Broke While Driving


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new timing chain (1 reports)
2002 Saturn Vue engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 132016

Vue Vue 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


I was driving down the road as I had just left work, I was doing less then 10 mph and all the sudden my vehicle seized up and I could barely push the brakes, or turn the steering wheel as everything had locked up.. took to the car shop in my town and they gave me a rate of between $500- 700 to fix the problem and that's if it didn't bend the valves... Im not sure if this is an ongoing problem with saturns. but I find it ridiculous that had happened when I was driving, thankfully I wasn't out on the interstate and with my kids. BS.

- , Fredonia, KS, USA

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