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NHTSA — Power Train: Axle Assembly Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Saturn Vue drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012010


  • 6,500 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. While driving various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly decelerate and fail to respond when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the trans axle was defective. The trans axle was repaired, but the defect recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,500.

- Vienna, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 142004


  • 35,000 miles
While turning consumer heard a loud grinding noise. Dealership informed the consumer that the problem pertained to the rear axle. However, problem was not resolved.

- Dale City, VA, USA

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