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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline: Belts And Associated Pulleys Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,974 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 252009


  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. While driving 65 mph, the timing chain failed. There were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel prior to or during the failure. The vehicle was difficult to control, but the contact was able to move it to the side of the road. He took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 282007

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,500 miles
Called dealer when the car had 60,000 miles to inquire about replacing timing belt and was told that it did not have to be replaced until 80,000 miles. Car now has 69,000 miles and is being repaired due to a failure in the timing belt and am know being told there may be more damage in the valves due to the failure.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 282005

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,421 miles
Timing belt needed replacement on 1/28/05.

- Hull, MA, USA

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