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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door Problems

4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,385 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.

2003 Saturn Vue body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 282015

Vue

  • 28,900 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V490000 (electrical system). Approximately one month after the recall repair was performed, the interior driver side door would no longer open from inside the vehicle. The failure recurred each time the contact attempted to open the driver side door while inside the vehicle. The contact had to exit the vehicle from the passenger side door. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 28,900.

- Myakka City, FL, USA

problem #4

May 152014

Vue

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the driver side door and the rear passenger side door electronic lock and unlock functions failed. The contact was not able to open the doors from inside or outside of the vehicle. The contact had to use the key to enter the vehicle due to the failures. The vehicle was not diagnosed and the failure progressed. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V490000 (electrical system) and was to contact an authorized dealer to schedule the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

- Forestville, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 122013

Vue

  • 113,000 miles
On 4 occasions, ...I went to open my drivers' side door.it would not open. I had to roll my window down (power windows) to open the door from the outside.I took my vehicle back each time, ...it works for a few days, ...then I cannot open the door from the inside.at one point this week, ..my window got stuck, ..and I could not get my arm thru it to reach the outside door handle to get out of my vehicle.this is a death trap !!!!! northeast auto/credit (bhph) refuses to trade me out of this.

- Fortyfort, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 282003

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
My complaints are several. All of which have been described in technicakl bulletins. I have had my vehicle back to the dealer no less than 10 times since I ourchased it. Now, I live with the issues because I can't afford to lose additional work, the worst problem is the vibration in the drivetrain at idle (when in drive and the vibration driving at 60-65. In addition, the front drivers door squeeks ( I belive its the insulation) my luggage bolts broke, the seat cushion on the drivers side would not stay attached on the front edge, there is a popping noise when the truck is idling, when you close the rear liftgate, the plastic interior seperates from the door, whe it is cold my steering column make noise.

- East Setauket, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 272003

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22 miles
Excess accumulation or dirt, debris and road salt in rear door jams. Rear doors often freeze shut if winter weather and make entering rear seat difficult without getting dirty. Also may lead to premature corrosion.

- Meriden, CT, USA

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