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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,160 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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2006 Saturn Vue lights problems

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2006 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 162016

Vue

  • 162,007 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, a puff of smoke and an abnormal odor emitted from the steering wheel without warning. In addition, the high beam indicator flashed on and off independently. The contact also stated that on another occasion, the high beam and low beam headlights operated independently and failed to shut off as the vehicle was off. The contact was able to shut off the lights by starting the vehicle and then shutting it off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 162,007.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 162016

Vue

  • 16,207 miles
7-25-2016, I wakeup to use bathroom, then looking out to my backyard I see my lights on my Saturn Vue are on. So I quickly get my keys and try turning lights off but they wouldn't turn off, then I go outside to vehicle to turn them off but they still wouldn't go out. So my husband wakes up and comes outside and turn vehicle on and switches switch back and forward and then they go out. But what is going on with this vehicle why is this happening?

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #6

Jan 022013

Vue

  • miles
Airbag warning light won't go off or service light.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 012015

Vue

  • 135,000 miles

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

When you try to start the car when it's cold, all of the interior and exterior lights come on, radio comes on, and then the lights and radio go off and the power steering stops working. After a few attempts and about 5 minutes pass, it works properly. Some times, unexpectedly, all the lights in the car start flashing, the locks on the doors lock and unlock repeatedly while driving. We've replaced the transmission, the ignition switch, the alternator, and have a brand new battery (2X in 6mo). This car is possessed! I worry for the safety of my teenage daughter while driving this car.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jan 192015

Vue 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
On 1-19-2015 I started my car (after it had been sitting for 2 days/it was very cold) and the exterior lights, interior lights, dashboard, radio, blinker signals, all began flashing. It would stop for a second and start again, during this time the car seemed like it was going to conk out, but didn't. this went on for about 5 minutes. When I pressed the gas pedal the flashing would go faster. Also the seat controls and door locks would not work. After about 5 minutes it stopped and the car was fine. That same thing has happened roughly 4-5 more times, lasting 5-10 minutes each time. The car has only stopped running 1 time (luckily in front of home) and started fine the next day. Took video and went to local mechanic. They checked the battery and alternator (both fine-no $ charge), also checked recalls for car (nothing). Told me to go to dealership or electrical mechanic. Thought perhaps the alarm system, due to flashing. After going online, I have found alot of people that have had the same problem and it is not cheap to fix. This vehicle needs to be recalled to have the problem fixed. I could cause a severe, deadly accident if this happened while driving, also the doors would be locked because they lose power.

- Towson, MD, USA

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problem #3

Nov 292006

Vue 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Electrical problems started at 25K miles and continues through today May 5, 2014 doors unlocking while driving. Both passenger and driver airbags lights go on and off at will. All panel lights would go out. I have replaced parking, backup and head lights 4 times in this vehicle. Tag light keeps blowing, and I have replaced 4 times in 2 months I just replaced them sat May 2 and one is out now. I have to replace fuses every month for various things repeatedly the front or roof interior lights are on every morning and they are not in the on position. The speakers fade in and out I feel like I got a lemon with this vehicle year and I have spent so much money paying for dealers to trace the electrical but they always claim they cannot locate any problems. I never had a problem with the other 3 Saturn's I purchased. Ugh!

- Capitol Heights , MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 182013

Vue

  • 114,000 miles
While driving the gauges stopped working. Gauge lights stopped working. Pulled over jiggled the keys and after re-start everything returned to normal. This has happened several times. It all points to the loose ignition, jiggle the keys and allis fine. I removed everything from key ring, this seems to help.

- Grass Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 212012

Vue 4-cyl

  • 62,065 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that as the vehicle was started, smoke was coming from the steering column. The fire department was notified who removed the steering column from the vehicle. The fire department informed the contact that the wiring on the turn signals and the light switches were burned. No one was injured and a fire report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 62,065. Updated 08/01/12

- Memphis, TN, USA

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