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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 102004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


2003 Saturn Vue. The front sway bar links and torsion bar have been replaced three times and the problem recurred. The suspension and steering made grinding sounds and the car handled differently. They were replaced on March 8, 2004, March 3 2005, and July 27, 2005. The vehicle has 29,000 miles on it. Saturn told the consumer to see the dealership about the problem. The ABS activated under normal braking conditions. The wiper switch was replaced due to a short. The steering shaft needed to be lubricated.

- Stoneham, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 122004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at 65 mph on a rainy day consumer applied the brakes to slow down the speed, but the brakes failed. Vehicle rolled down twice, and landed upside down on an embankment. Upon impact, airbag did not deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries.

- Milford, NJ, USA

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