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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems

2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,840 miles

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2007 Saturn Vue electrical problems

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2007 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 312013

Vue

  • 46,008 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the key was able to be removed from the ignition while the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,008.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #11

Jul 262014

Vue 4-cyl

  • 96,500 miles
After going to walmart returned to Saturn and tried to start it, ignition would not turn over. Have had a problem with the ignition about 2 years ; key locks into same, will not start, key fell out once while driving. Had to get it towed to dealer to get ignition replaced just to get car started. Should be a recall item.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #10

Jun 072007

Vue

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact also stated that the vehicle was unable to shift from park. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who stated that the ignition tumblers and wires were defective. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Springdale, AR, USA

problem #9

May 202014

Vue

  • 62,000 miles

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

TL * the contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that she was unable to start the vehicle intermittently. The dealer stated that the ignition lock failed, and repaired the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- West Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #8

Feb 032014

Vue 4-cyl

  • 86,591 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road. The vehicle did not restart. The vehicle was towed an independent mechanic who did diagnostic testing, however could not duplicate the failure. The contact also stated that the engine light continuously illuminated in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who replaced the fuel emission cap but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 86,591. Updated 9/11/14 updated 1/20/2015

- South Ozone Park, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 132013

Vue

  • 46,000 miles
Inserted the key into the ignition switch but I was unable to turn the ignition to start the vehicle. I took the vehicle to a mechanic who said that the key needed to be replaced and the key was replaced, I replaced the key but the defect recurred. It happens on a daily basis, whenever I go to try and start the car. The vehicle was repaired on two occasions but did not rectify the issue. The mechanic said something was wrong with the way the ignition switch was placed in the car.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 012013

Vue

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that after inserting the key into the ignition switch the driver was unable to turn the ignition switch to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the key needed to be replaced. The key was replaced but the failure reoccurred. The contact also indicated that the air bag sensor light illuminated off and on. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

May 172014

Vue 4-cyl

  • 96,433 miles
When putting the key in the ignition, the key is getting stuck and will not turn to start the car. I have to wiggle the key multiple times until finally it makes an audible click and I am able to start the car. This does not happen every time I attempt to start the car but three quarters of the time I deal with this problem. Some times it only takes a few turns, other times I repeatedly remove the key and place it back in the ignition until it is able to rotate and start the car.

- West Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 022010

Vue

  • 43,000 miles
Purchased the vehicle May 2007 and in August 2007 the key stuck stook in the ignition and would not turn on-dealership towed and stated fixed it-now in August of 2010 same issue key would not turn on iginition no warrenty-had to get towed dealership stated there was metal fibers and had to be replaced telling me the first time all they did was lubricate it but not fix it. Costing me $270 to fix. This is only a 3 year old car.the dealer stood with the iginition stating they still can't make it turn so was replaced.

- Cleveland , OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 042007

Vue

  • miles
Purchased new 05/29/07. In shop numerous times for faulty ignition switch that kept sticking. Wouldn't replace but kept 'greasing.' Finally after in shop three times previously they replaced ignition. Starting to stick again less than a year later. Soon after, during a stop at light, or stop sign, engine would turn off completely and restart itself. Dealer said the rear battery was leaking acid and everything corroded. Took them days to get replacement and didn't offer me another vehicle to use in meantime!! that was an accident waiting to happen! finally had new rear battery installed. Now I'm just waiting for another problem.

- York, PA, USA

problem #2

May 172008

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that whenever he placed the key into the ignition to start the vehicle, it would not turn or grind. He could not turn the key to start the vehicle. He took the vehicle to the dealer two times and they replaced the tumblers to remedy the issue. The contact did not feel that the dealer corrected the issue and the ignition was beginning to "catch" again. After the last visit to the dealer, he noticed that the steering wheel did not lock at all. The dealer stated that the 2007 Saturn Vue was the only model year that did not have a steering wheel lock. The manufacturer agreed with the dealer. The current mileage was 24,240 and failure mileage was approximately 20,000. Updated 09/23/08 the consumer stated the steering wheel does not lock. Updated 09/25/08

- East Palestine, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 032007

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,548 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. On August 3, 2007, the contact took the vehicle to the dealer because the ignition lock was sticking. The dealer replaced the ignition lock housing and wiring harness. On October 12, 2007, the contact expressed his concern to the dealer regarding the failure and was informed that it was his responsibility. He stated that he would like his vehicle to have the features that are mentioned in his owner's manual. The current mileage was 5,025 and failure mileage was 1,548. The consumer stated the key could be removed from the ignition in any gear. The dealer informed the consumer the only way to stop the ignition from sticking was to take the steering lock off. The consumer declined. Updated 12/04/07.

- Bell Flower, CA, USA

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