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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2005 Saturn Vue (Page 3 of 3)

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,294 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.

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2005 Saturn Vue electrical problems

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2005 Saturn Vue Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #9

Apr 162013

Vue 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

While driving I put my hand on the ignition key and it came out in my hand. I thought that the key may be worn, so I used my spare and after about a month it did the same thing. It has not caused any safety issues, but it may cause other problems.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

problem #8

Jan 012010

Vue

  • 60,000 miles
The key will no longer turn in the ignition. It's as if I am using the wrong key entirely. It has stranded me numerous times.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 012011

Vue 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Starting approx 3 years and 30K miles ago the ignition switch would not tightly hold the key in the cylinder. Approx 2 years ago the ignition key with connected key ring fell out of the ignition lock cylinder and onto the vehicle floor but the vehicle continued to run and act normally. When we arrived at our destination I turned the ignition switch to off without using the key and the vehicle shut off and the column locked. We now drive the car with only the ignition key and small key ring attached to minimize any weight on the key...updated 06/09/14 updated 06/12/2014

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 072013

Vue

  • 60,000 miles

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

On several occasions since Dec 2013, the key would eject from the ignition switch before it is completely turned to the off position. Once this happens, the key would need to be forced back into the ignition switch to activate the switch by forcing to turn on the ignition and then carefully turning it back to the off position to successfully eject the key. Most recently on March 1st, 2014, while driving, my hand accidentally hit the key and the key fell out of the ignition switch while the car was traveling at about 45mph.

- City Of Industry, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 162010

Vue

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the ignition would lock and he could not turn to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who replaced the ignition housing and ignition switch. The manufacturer was contacted and informed him that due to the age and the mileage on the vehicle, they would not reimburse him for the repairs and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 112011

Vue

  • 60,000 miles
Air conditioning system stopped working. Electronic switch will not turn on blower motor for heat or cold. Causing it not to work and my car not able to drive in humid or raining conditions. Failure has not been corrected.

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #3

Sep 092010

Vue

  • miles

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

Anti theft device on my 2005 Saturn Vue disables the vehicle while driving.

- Pryor, OK, USA

problem #2

Mar 212009

Vue

  • 60,800 miles
The car suffered an ignition module failure that resulted in $1700 worth of damage to the exhaust system. Only two of the four cylinders were firing. This defect has been noted by Saturn Vue owners as early as in the 2002 models. My husband, an electrical engineer, said that the defect was due to bad engineering that could have been corrected. My suspicion leaned toward "planned obsolescence" since many Vue owners had complained about this very same "malfunction". I contacted both Saturn and GM hq to legally file my complaint as well. Extra note: Two other people in my family had experienced the exact same problem with their Saturn around 60,000 miles. One had it repaired (out-of-pocket) over a year ago and now has the same ignition module failure at 67,000 miles.

- Summerfield, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 302005

Vue

  • miles
Saturn Vue with sporadic electronic failure. Consumer states that the failure consists of the brake lights and gauges going to zero. Also when the lights malfunction the power steering is decreased or stops completely.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

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