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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Roof And Pillars Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,012 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Saturn Vue body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 142004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,073 miles


Roof rack screw holes have no way to drain water. Residual water sits in the screw holes of the rack and has started to rust the screws. Rack screws have never been touched since the vehicle was purchased, but are rusting. Bad design and should be fixed.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 142003

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 950 miles
Water that collects in bolt hole wells in roof rack rails can promote corrosion. Evaporation is the only way for the water to escape. Manufacturer should provide a set of sealing plugs and corrosion inhibiting grease/gel to seal of these holes.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

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