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NHTSA — Structure: Frame And Members: Underbody Shields Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,987 miles

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2004 Saturn Vue body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 132014


  • 85,987 miles


I took the vehicle to my auto repair shop because of the recent onset of an unusual rumbling sound when decelerating. After a test drive and inspection the mechanic wrote these comments on the repair invoice. "determined front frame rusted through causing extreme movement of engine cradle and engine assembly. Unibody is rusted out. This vehicle is probably totaled and this information should be given to the NHTSA. Caution: This vehicle is dangerous to drive and should be taken off the street immediately." Both the mechanic and myself feel that this shouldn't have happeded to a ten year old car with less than 86,000 miles that has been prperly maintained. The mechanic also photographed the damage. Your prompt attention would be greatly appreciated.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

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