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NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Stabilizer Bar Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,019 miles

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2002 Saturn Vue suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152006

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,019 miles


(1) was turning right from driveway onto street from work (2) was a loud metal snapping sound, then a grinding type sound while driving home. Thumps when making turns when checked at home, discovered that front stabilizer bar's right link had snapped loose at junction of rod and ball joint on the suspension strut. Grinding was due to loose end of the link rubbing inside the wheel. (3) link had to be replaced, was different design from original. Original was 3 pieces screwed together, replacement was casst single piece. Original is available. Failure could have led to the broken piece disabling brakes if it ruptured the brake house, or disabling ABS had it broken wire leads which are in close proximity. Parts redesign points to prior knowledge that old design is defective.

- Solon, OH, USA

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