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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,500 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.

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2004 Saturn Vue electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062009


  • 107,000 miles


Repeated failure of ignition control module/coil pack on 2004 Vue 2.2 ecotec motor caused damage to catalytic converter and O2 sensor January 6, 2009 then again March 31, 2009.

- Bluffton, SC, USA

problem #1

Dec 232006

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
With only 40K miles on the vehicle, the clutch failed while driving at a speed of 35mph. I had to cut off cars and coast across two lanes to a side street. I couldn't get the clutch to engage. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic and the clutch system (slave cylinder, clutch plate) was replaced. Vehicle is now drivable (can be put into gear), but check engine light hasn't gone off and cruise control no longer works. The mechanic says "no code" appears with code reader. There is also a strong odor of gasoline fumes each time the vehicle is started or is idling. A week previous to the clutch problem, there was a thumping noise under the hood and the vehicle wouldn't start. I had a flashing check engine light, which also produced "no code" with code reader. I ended up having to replace the ignition control module in order to start the engine.

- W Bountiful, UT, USA

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