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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,817 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

May 282007

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. While driving 35 mph, the power steering failed and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle can be driven, but has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The contact stated the gauges did not function properly. The purchase date and correct VIN were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 27,000. Updated 02/01/08. The consumer stated A/C, horn, windshield wipers, internal lights, and odometer all were inoperable. The consumer stated austin Saturn tried to tighten the fuse block bolts, but it was actually worse afterwards. They replaced the BCM for half price. Updated 02/01/08

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 212004

Vue 4-cyl

  • 16,500 miles
While driving vehicle ran off the road. Consumer did not hit anything, and nothing hit the vehicle. Upon trying to steer the vehicle back onto the road the left rear wheel fell off. The consumer stated that both rear wheels fell off.

- Wildwood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 022004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,952 miles
When pulling out from a stop steering wheel pulled to the right. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer determined there was too much tire pressure. After releasing some tire pressure the problem recurred.

- High Ridge, MO, USA

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