Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
428 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

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 142004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer stated vehicle experienced sudden acceleration when shifting from park into reverse. The dealership has inspected the vehicle several times and could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 052003

(reported on)


  • miles
When using the resume button on cruise control system the button sticks and causes the vehicle to accelerate. Dealer replaced the cruise control system.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 282003

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,284 miles
While accelerating from a stop, the engine RPM rev's to 4000 RPM, speedometer indicates a speed of 80-90 mph, while physically going 10-15mph. Additionally, the service engine soon indicator appears as well as the reduced power indicator. Also happened with cruise control on. Exact same problem occurred on two Vue's, both times with less than 1300 miles on the vehicle, both with 4 cyl, vti automatic transmissions. One incident on Dec 24 - Dec 27 2002 was the first.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

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