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Steering Locks Up, Won't Go Into Gear

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Saturn Vue accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 122010

Vue V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

LOVE MY SATURN VUE 2003, BUT STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS WITH STARTING AND PUTTING IN GEAR. THE CAR WOULD NOT START IN PARK AND THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD LOCK UP. IF YOU GIGGLED THE STEERING WHEEL IT WOULD RELEASE SOMETHING AND I COULD GET IT STARTED. THEN I FOUND OUT THAT IF I TURNED THE KEY TO ACCESSORY, PUT IT IN NEUTRAL, THEN TURNED KEY TO START, IT WOULD START AND I COULD PUT IT IN GEAR.

I ALWAYS HAD TO MAKE SURE I HEARD A "CLICK" WHEN I STOPPED THE CAR, PUT IT IN PARK AND TURNED THE KEY OFF OR I WOULD HAVE TROUBLE STARTING IT AGAIN. I DID THIS FOR 4 YEARS WITHOUT ANY OTHER PROBLEM OTHER THAN GETTING NEW TIRES AND BRAKES RELINE

THIS PAST WEEK IT STARTED LOCKING UP THE STEERING WHEEL AGAIN IF I WASN'T CAREFUL THAT I WENT THROUGH THE SAME STEPS. IT STILL ONLY HAS 65,000 MILES ON IT, THIS PROBLEM STARTED AT ABOUT 45,000 MILES.

I WAS WONDERING IF THE 2003 SATURN VUE SHOULDN'T BE PART OF THE RECALL PROBLEM. OTHERWISE IT HAS PERFORMED VERY WELL FOR ME.

- , PHILIPSBURG, PA, USA

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