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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,333 miles

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2002 Saturn Vue suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 032010

Vue 4-cyl

  • 127,000 miles


Suspension "stabilizer bar" broke, right side, at the rubber mounting where the bar is bolted to the sub-frame. Broken end of the stabilizer bar then ripped thru the right cv axel boot, destroying the cv joint. The break was under the rubber mounting and the bar was rusted thru, causing the break. Under 30 mph, no accident, no personal injury and no other damage new parts unavailable, so purchased a rebuilt axel and a used stabilizer bar.

- Hampton, IL, USA

problem #2

May 082006


  • 36,000 miles
Saturn Vue has issues with sway bar, had to replace O rings and do alignment--dealership/service dept claimed it was because of Michigan roads, funny thing is that this vehicle has been in va most of the past 9 months. Mr. Farmer at Saturn of flint was very rude to me on the phone. Manufacturer does not appear to be concerned that this is a safety issue. My understanding is that once the O rings go then goes the alignment, tires and then brakes. I have also been told that this vehicle has had 'trouble' with the O rings. What does it take for the vehicle to be recalled?

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 142004

Vue 6-cyl

  • miles
I have had my 2002 Saturn Vue for a little over a year and a half. The problems actually started after about three months of my purchase date. I have continuously had problems with the engine light coming, never for the same problem twice. The entire computer had to be replaced about six months ago, but is causing me problems again. I just picked it up last night after the problem was supposedly fixed; the light came back on again this morning. This is the seventh time I have had problems dealing with the engine light. I also have had numerous problems with the front-end suspension system. The torsion bar links have been replaced twice, the torsion bar bushings twice. The latest incident happened a week ago after the suspension was supposedly fixed. The dealership had put the wrong size of bushing on the torsion bar; it came flying off while turning into a parking lot. This could have posed a problem if the part were to hit anyone. My warranty is almost up and I am afraid that I will be stuck paying for all of these manufacturing defects. I have done research and know for a fact that many other people have had these same problems. I have notified Saturn Corp., but really did not get anywhere. They sent me a check for one monthly payment, hardly compensation for having to drive to the dealership twelve times within one year.

- Corydon, IN, USA

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