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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,090 miles

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2003 Saturn Vue body / paint problems

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 202013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the front engine mount was completely rusted. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was determined that there was an eight inch rust hole of the right side of the engine cradle and multiple small rust areas throughout the engine cradle. The dealer stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 132,404.

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 032012


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, a bolt broke off the rear driver side wheel causing the sub frame to crack and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who inspected the vehicle and stated that the lower control arm and the sub frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 83,000. The VIN was not available.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #2

Jul 082009


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving 45 mph. Additionally, the front driver and passenger side doors were unable to be opened from the inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the dealer advised that the transmission would need replacing as well as the door hinges. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The transmission was replaced but the doors were not repaired. The failure mileage was 77,000 and the current mileage was 106,000.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 252003

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,358 miles
Consumer states: Took in vehicle on 5 separate times for transmission, whining noise was heard, almost like the engine was overheating. Was on highway, and no matter how much gas consumer gave it vehicle wouldn't move. When giving it more gas the engine would rev but still wouldn't go. Before problems with transmission, at a separate time, something with the computer went wrong. It completely shut down. Such as gas gauge showed empty tank and speedometer went to zero. When at a stop idle seems to drop and when accelerating from stop, vehicle hestiates and lurches. Transaxle speed sensor replaced. Transmission control module reprogramed due to whining noise. Hood won't open. Hood cable readjusted. Driver and passenger washer nozzle missing and replaced. Steering wheel making noise. Shaft boot greased. Service engine soon (ses) light on. Oxygen sensor was contaminated and replaced.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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