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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,834 miles

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2003 Saturn Vue body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 092003

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles


Cv joints were replaced at 22000 now againat 37000 I need to replace them. Front rotors were replaced at 22000 and again at 33000 timing belt at 20000 needed replacement I replaced the main computer controller in Aug 2006. This car is a piece of crap and I will never buy a Saturn again I bought this brand new off the lot in Jan 2003 and have had major things go wrong. I also need to now replace the tires ( dullers) at 37000 because I am hydroplanng all over the place.I had a loud sound from my passenger window that took 2 years to diagnosis and repair and the rear end was recalled and the cooling fan replaced at 24000.

- Hull, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 042004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
As I was driving on the highway, my vehicle drifted onto the grassy shoulder. Without hitting my brakes, I steered back onto the road. The rear end of my vehicle fish-tailed slightly. As this was happening, the driver's back wheel bent underneath the vehicle causing it to roll over, passenger side first, onto the side of the highway. During the roll-over, none of my airbags deployed, both driver- side tires blew, both axles bent, the tops of the passenger-side doors crumpled, the passenger-side windows shattered, and the roof crumpled like a crushed aluminum can. I received numerous injuries, including neck/back/shoulder strains, broken ribs and damage to my right knee and ankle.

- Petal, MS, USA

problem #1

Sep 042003

(reported on)

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The consumer stated water leaked into the passenger cabin through the roof of the vehicle. This caused an unsafe distraction when driving in inclement weather. Consumer also had transmission problems and her main concern was the all wheel drive. The consumer was scared of the vehicle and had a bad experience with the dealer. She would like Saturn to buy the vehicle back.

- Montague, CA, USA

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