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NHTSA — Steering: Electric Power Assist System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
175,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152010

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the gauges on the dashboard failed and an unknown warning bell sounded in the vehicle. The steering wheel then became extremely stiff and difficult to maneuver. The dealer advised that the electric power assist failed and the body control module would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure continued to recur intermittently. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 95,000 and the current mileage is 98,000. Updated 08/03/10. Uddated 08/04/10

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 152004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 255,000 miles
While driving at any speed the electric power assist system failed, and vehicle wandered. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Pickett, WI, USA

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