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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,380 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 #5

May 012012

Vue

  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #4

Aug 312010

Vue

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. The contact was attempting to shift into park when the vehicle abnormally accelerated, causing the contact to crash into a nearby vehicle. No one was injured and a police report was not filed. The current and failure mileage was 103,000. Updated 12/15/10. The cause for the sudden acceleration could not be determined. The vehicle was repaired. Updated 12/27/10

- Kipton, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 172008

Vue

  • 106,000 miles
I have a Saturn Vue 2002. I took into a Saturn dealership for repairs in July 17, 08. Saturn repeatedly told me the part was coming. On Aug 3, 2008, they asked me to pick up my vehicle, I was informed that the part was not available and would not be in until the 18th of August. Now Saturn is stating the part may not come in until the end of September. My throttle body system needs to be replaced. My car will simple shut off while I traveling, I may be going 65 miles per hour and the vehicle will completely shut off with no warning. At times the vehicle will simply not start.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 292008

Vue 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,901 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. While driving 25-30 mph, the service warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to several different independent mechanics and each of them stated that a throttle body connector was needed; however, the dealer stated that a diagnostic could be performed for the third time at their facility in order to assist with the repairs. The failure mileage was 123,000 and current mileage was 125,000. Updated 07/29/08 updated 08/07/08

- Owosso, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 072005

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. The contact states while driving the RPM gauge jumped from two to seven or eight. Then dropped back to two. This caused the vehicle to go into neutral. The contact stated it happened so fast that there was no time to react. The vehicle has been to the dealership at least six times. The consumer did not know what the service dealer has done, but they stated that they could not duplicate the problem. The consumer contacted the manufacturer, and they did extended the warranty on the vehicle for another year.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

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