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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission: Floor Shift Assembly Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2004 Saturn Vue transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 152003

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


In April 2005 the consumer noticed that there were squeaking noises coming from the vehicle when making a right turn. She took vehicle to the dealership to see what was wrong, and they told her the bushings had to be replaced. On 8-10-05 there was a problem in the tire area. The consumer thought that it was with the tires because they had been rotated recently. The dealer told her that the rocker arm/left front wheel was broken. The consumer had it replaced. Also, told her that the transmission had to be rebuilt. The dealer told her that there was a problem with this type of transmission on the 4 cylinder Saturn. After the consumer had purchased the vehicle Saturn had sent her a letter about a problem with the transmission. It was something to do with tbi/vmi transmission, and they would cover this for up to 75,000 miles. It was not a recall. The shifter was very stiff. The transmission was loud when press on the gas pedal. The consumer took vehicle to dealer for repairs at least 6 times. The consumer felt that every time she took vehicle to dealer for repairs there were more problems.

- Powell, OH, USA

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