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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,362 miles

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2004 Saturn Vue seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 252011


  • 91,350 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle ahead of him stopped abruptly and the contact crashed into the vehicle. The contacts air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the upper body. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance other than advising that the crash would be on record. The vehicle was towed to a collision repair shop. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 91,350.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 072005

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,100 miles
During an accident in which the front end of the vehicle was heavily damaged, the airbags did not deploy. There was no explanation from the dealership as to why the bags did not deploy.

- Federal Heights, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 312005


  • miles
I have a question. On 2004 Saturn Vues, if the car is not on, will the air bags still deploy? I recently was involved in a hit and run accident. I was not in nor was I driving my car, and my insurance is now saying that the only way the air bags would have gone off is if the car was on and the seat belts were clicked in. Can you please let me know if there are any other claims or if this could happen. Thanks.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 052004


  • miles
When driving at 35 mph another vehicle did not stop at a stop sign. This caused consumer's vehicle to T-bone the other vehicle on the passenger's side. Passenger's side air bag did not deploy directly in the middle of the seat, but air bag deployed towards the left of the seat. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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