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Transmission Not Shifting Right


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
92,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace the transmission (1 reports)
2004 Saturn Vue transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 062012

Vue LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles


Well, it looks like I am joining a lot of other people who have had the same problem. Its outrageous and I really feel like GM owes me at least part of the money to have this fixed. I will never ever buy another GM product, and that is coming from someone who raved about the car from the very beginning. Now I know why GM decided not to keep Saturn going. What a disappointment! The country bailed out GM - but who is going to bail me out? I don't have the money to do this, but I have to have a car. I will be telling everyone I know that they'd better be looking out for this problem if they own one, and looking to get rid of the car asap! Do lemon laws protect people from this type of thing?

- , Cortez, CO, USA

problem #1

Dec 162010

Vue 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

The transmission is taking longer than normal to shift from first gear to second. If you could diagnose this, please email me @

- , Navarre, OH, USA

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