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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,364 miles

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2005 Saturn Vue accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 102010


  • 100,091 miles


Ignition lock failure. Key will not turn to off position. Key locked into ignition cylinder. Key comes out of cylinder but cylinder does not turn to off position and can continues running, solution for now take key out and take out ignition fuse to stop interior electrical from running or disconnect battery. If does not turn to accessory position have to remove fuel fuse and ignition fuse. Cost of repair over $300, from internet reading this is happening on most Saturn Vue and Saturn ion vehicles. This needs to be recalled and isn't, just has a service bulletin which is not covered by warranty and costing lots of people lots of money for a defect that they should have recalled. Please recall!

- Lebanon, IN, USA

problem #2

May 142009


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Saturn Vue. The passenger and rear driver-side doors will not open if the doors are unlocked. The vehicle doors are equipped with a key entry lock that open and close them; however, they cannot be opened from the inside or outside of the vehicle with the key. The dealer was contacted and a technician concluded that they would have to break the locks. No repairs were made. However the first time he notified the dealer, he was advised to take the battery out to shut down the power to reset the computer as a temporary remedy. The failure mileage was 60000. The current mileage was 70300.

- Scott , LA, USA

problem #1

May 252009


  • 54,000 miles
Back doors on vehicle will not close. At first only frequently now I can not get them to close and latch at all. The car has not been in any accidents. Front doors have no problems. I am in the process of getting the company to fix as I feel they were defective as the back doors are not used that much. As vehicle is out of warranty they have not been real cooperative.

- Argos, IN, USA

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