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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems

2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,580 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.

2004 Saturn Vue electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 072014

Vue

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key would eject from the ignition while the vehicle was started on several occasions. In addition, while parked in a driveway, the vehicle started to roll away independently. The contact had to apply the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Hillsboro, WI, USA

problem #11

Jan 032005

Vue 6-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
I have attempted to have my car service under the ignition recall for the Saturn Vue 2004 but have been rejected because my VIN number does not appear on the recall. However, my Vue meets all of the criteria noted in the recall and I demonstrated my concerns to at the service manager at a local GM service station. I have contact GM by E mail, letter and by phone and they have been of little use. I do not understand what the big deal is either it is a recall or it is not.

- Dover, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jun 132012

Vue

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that when driving, the key would release from the ignition. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Keithville, LA, USA

problem #9

Apr 102013

Vue

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start until repeated attempts were made. The failure occurred multiple times. The dealer stated that the ignition cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Columbus , OH, USA

problem #8

Jul 302007

Vue

  • 34,595 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key failed to turn. The dealer stated that the ignition lock cylinder fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 34,595.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #7

Dec 182013

Vue

  • 159,062 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the key came out of the ignition switch independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and no repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 159,062.

- Ballinger, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 062004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key would easily move from off to on, skipping the accessory position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was working as the designed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 52,000. Pm updated 8/11/14 updated 08/21/2014

- Polk City , FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 142008

Vue

  • 75,000 miles
My ignition lock gives me problems, it is hard to turn. Now I can remove my key in the on and started position. Means the car is started and running and I can remove the key.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 012008

Vue

  • 69,000 miles
Ignition locks and unable to start the car. Read blog after blog and thousands of people have had (or have) this problem with their 2004 Saturn Vue. Most also record that once replaced by Saturn, for a huge price, the same thing happened again within 6-12 months.

- Stafford, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 152007

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. Ever since the vehicle was purchased, the contact has experienced difficulty turning the key in the ignition. She has called the dealer numerous times. Occasionally, the vehicle will not start due to the failure. Initially, the failure occurred intermittently, but now it occurs everyday. The contact scheduled an appointment with a mechanic for April 23, 2008. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 70,000 and failure mileage was 20,000.

- Techumsch, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 152004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
The caller said that while driving at low speeds steering wheel is hard to turn. She says it makes a squealing noise. Once the steering locked. She had to have the vehicle towed to dealer. She said it happened when she was turning into parking spots, driveways, and while turning corners. It started happening without warning, and it was an intermittent problem. Dealer duplicated the problem with the steering. They replaced something called steering shaft intermediate. Also, they replaced the ignition cylinder housing to fix the locking. They replaced it three times. Manufacturer said they will continue to help the caller with the repairs. But she could not duplicate the problem and was concerned about the safety issue.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
04 Saturn Vue, (only)11,000 miles. Problems starting and not cranking properly.problem progressivly got worse.dealer is now replacing the entire wireing harness in the dash.cust.serv.writer said "you have some bad electrical problems, some pins where not connecting properly to start your vehicle." This makes me very uncomfurtable with my new Saturn Vue.my dealer name is hearin gear of jackson Ms. They have had my truck since Jan 4th and it will hopefully be ready by the 10. They had to call in a special technition. Thanks, crystal West.

- Clinton, MS, USA

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