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NHTSA — Steering Problems

2007 Saturn Vue (Page 1 of 2)

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,577 miles

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2007 Saturn Vue steering problems

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2007 Saturn Vue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Oct 122016

Vue 6-cyl

  • 130,158 miles

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

While driving the vehicle, the power steering was lost making it extremely difficult to steer the vehicle as there was no electronic assisted steering at that point. In addition, the digital components on the dashboard (speedometer, fuel gauge, etc.) lost power. The power steering would go out intermittently while driving making it very dangerous to operate the vehicle.

- Newhall, CA, USA

problem #21

Oct 122016

Vue

  • miles
My steering is hard to turn when I start my car, then after messing with the lock and unlock button the steering wheel releases. The lights on my dash start flashing it goes on and off. The fuses are fine it's something else. There's no place to put power steering fluid? help.

- Asheville, OH, USA

problem #20

Aug 202014

Vue

  • 85,000 miles
More then 5 times the SUV has not started, and we had to replace the ignition switch because the key would not even turn in it. I believe we have tanaka airbags.

- Middle River, MD, USA

problem #19

Jun 102010

Vue 4-cyl

  • 76,545 miles

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

Ignition locked could turn key or pull out and/or start vehicle. Has happened several times through the years. The most one I am concerned with is the airbag light is on & off, mostly stays on. This started sometime around August, 2014. I have take a picture of it on my phone & will forward with another E-mail. I've checked for recalls on the VIN# & have none. I know there should at least be a recall on the airbags, I've heard. Please take care of this soon as I travel to work everyday & sometimes take my grandchildren in the vehicle with me & I am concern something happens while driving & they are with me. You can send any info to my E-mail address: [xxx] or ph# [xxx]; and/or by mail. Thank you. [xxx]2007 Saturn Vue; (VIN#: [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Belton, TX, USA

problem #18

Jul 012013

Vue 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The key continually gets stuck in the ignition of my Vue. I have been stranded a couple of times because I could not turn the key or remove it. I have taken it to bob jeanotte Buick GMC (14949 N. sheldon, Plymouth mi. 734-453-2500) and they told me there is nothing they can do. I also have a second Vue that the same thing has happened to and the ignition was changed twice but still has a sticking issue. I would like to take them back in to have them changed but they are not currently on the list. Only 2007 ion and sky.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #17

Sep 252014

Vue 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
I was driving down the street and smoke began coming from around the steering wheel of my car. A symbol of a person holding a airbag appeared on the dashboard, I then felt that the airbag was going to deploy. I immediately pulled out of traffic into a auto zone. Aworker seen the smoke, and felt my car was on fire. I explained to him that the smoke is coming from around the steering wheel. He said "get out of your car, it's dangerous! the airbag lights for both driver side and passenger side come on and off. My Saturn is paid for, and I'm unemployed right now and can not afford to invest in a new vehicle. What can be done for the safety of the people who have trusted the industry?

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #16

Oct 062014

Vue

  • 80,448 miles

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

My air bag light has come on numerous times in the past year when my gas goes down below a half tank. Steering becomes a bit more stiff when the light is on. It does eventually go out. When I am in and out of the car several times throughout the day the light will all of a sudden come on. My brakes act strangely when the light is on. I have had my brakes done so I know they are okay. It worries me that the airbag just randomly comes on.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #15

Sep 082014

Vue 4-cyl

  • 80,800 miles
I have two major complaints with the vehicle. The key can be removed from the ignition while in the "on" position and is hard to start. GM has claimed this vehicle is not covered under the ignition recall the second complaint, the vehicle leaks fuel from above the tank which seems to be typical to Saturn Vues.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #14

Oct 012013

Vue 4-cyl

  • miles
My 2007 Saturn Vue has given me problems with the key, ignition, steering wheel and air bag light. There have been numerous times where the key has gotten stuck in the ignition switch and won't turn or come out of the ignition, leaving me stranded in and out of town. There have also been many times that after entering the key in the ignition, the key will not turn to start the car. When I take the key out of the ignition, the warning signal goes off and I have to put the tip of the key in the ignition just enough to trigger a part of the switch to click into proper place. These things are not normal and are definitely defective. The airbag light will just come an at any given time. It worries me that they will not deploy when I need it or they deploy as I'm driving-a serious hazard. I don't understand why every other Saturn has been recalled for defects other than the Vue for these very same items. Do they not all require the same parts of which we speak of? there are enough valid complaints here and to come to responsibly take care of the matter as soon as possible.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #13

Aug 182014

Vue

  • 129,000 miles
Ignition key locked in place and would not turn on or unlock steering wheel causing vehicle to be immobile. This could cause the steering to hazardious if the steering locked while moving. Other GM vehicles, including Saturn have had recalls on the ignition switch.

- Old Fort, NC, USA

problem #12

Jul 232014

Vue 4-cyl

  • 106,000 miles

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

I was pulling out of a parking lot (turning right) onto street. The power steering failed causing me to swing wide into middle lane instead of nearest lane to curb. Car traveling in middle lane had to brake and swerve to avoid hitting me. The power steering is failing intermittently on this car, especially in low speed situations.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 272010

Vue 6-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
After the warranty expired, my Saturn Vue experienced failure of the ignition lock system which cost me a fee of $141.12 to have it replaced at the A-abra-cadabra lock service in akron, Ohio. The problem was when I inserted the ignition key, sometimes the motor would start, and sometimes it wouldn't. oftentimes, I had to shake the steering wheel to get the ignition to work. Also, sometimes the ignition key was difficult to get in and out of its slot. Because of these ignition switch problems, I feared an accident. According to the owner of the lock service shop, at that time his installation at 09/27/10, the replacement mechanism would eventually give me the same problems, and fail once again. He said it was the only ignition switch available for this vehicle, and only one manufacturer supplier produced the part. He said all of them were defective. GM should immediately recall and replace this part for the Saturn Vue before someone is hurt in the ignition failure. This same ignition switch has already been recalled and replaced in the Saturn ion and other GM vehicles. Why not the Saturn Vue?

- Norton, OH, USA

problem #10

Feb 252014

Vue

  • 100,000 miles
I have to turn the wheel back and forth several times and step on the gas a little to unlock the wheel and start the car. It's been doing this regularly since winter. I don't have any big key rings, etc., so that shouldn't be why it's doing that. Also, the airbag light comes on the passenger side when no one is sitting there. In addition, a few times my car has stalled out in traffic. There is something going on with this model year Saturn Vue especially since I've read many complaints of an identical nature. Please recall this year as well and get these problems fixed.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #9

May 282014

Vue 4-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
The ignition will lock up and you have to move the steering wheel back and forth while you are turning the key trying to get to start. When driving down the road (usually in 4th gear) the gas peddle will stop working, you can put it all the way to the floor and get nothing. I usually can push the clutch in and make it work again.the passenger airbag will come on when no one is sitting in the seat.

- Sevierville, TN, USA

problem #8

May 122010

Vue 6-cyl

  • miles
The key has had many instances of trouble inserting or removing from the ignition. The key can also be removed while in any of the positions. At times the key also has trouble turning between the different positions. Seems to be the same issue that many similar model year Saturn vehicles are having. I Venture the problem is impacting more vehicles than GM is willing to admit. The longer it can push of the repair the less costly it is to the company.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #7

Feb 032014

Vue 4-cyl

  • miles
The eps system on the Saturn Vue is a big safety issue - please fix the eps is a pain to drive, it sometimes lags in its assist, and then other times over corrects. My daughter has a difficult time with it and I am concerned with safety. The car just seems to wonder sometimes as I drive it. I wish GM would do something about this issue. I have done research and this appears to be a common problem with the GM eps system.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #6

Aug 132013

Vue

  • 101,000 miles
Power steering making a noise not working properly.

- Reno , NV, USA

problem #5

Jun 102013

Vue

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while at a stop light, smoke emerged from the steering column. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 134,000.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #4

Mar 202013

Vue 6-cyl

  • 92,250 miles
Pulled out of a gas station on March 20, 2013 and heard something fall in the front of the car and drag the ground. Pulled off to see what it was and there was a bar hanging down from the car. Tested the car out and it was driving and steering fine so drove home. Tried to go to a GM dealership (dublin byers, dublin, oh). Their hours said they were open until 6:00 P.M and it was 5:45 P.M. beeped the horn and they did not answer. Was taking the car to a repair shop on the 22nd to get a wheel bearing replaced and called and left them a message to tell them what happened. Checked my car out on March 21, 2013 and told me it was the stabilizer bar (sway bar). I believe this has been broken for quite some time but when I went down the slight embankment at the gas station apparently that was all it needed to fall down. It is a very clean break and did not break at the bolts but in the middle. Apparently this is happening to a number of cars as folks have been putting it on the internet. I did make a complaint to GM Saturn on-line and they have been in contact with me and wanted me to take the stabilizer bar to the dealership but it took a while to get through to the service manager. Went today and he never even came out and met me. He had one of the service team members just take the information down and they made a copy of my repair bill and took my phone number and said they will submit it to GM. I heard that they are still having issues with the stabilizer bar on the new vehicles as well. I believe there needs to be a recall on these and am hoping they reimburse me for the part. I am inclined to believe these parts are not solid metal that there could be some filler in them and believe this should be looked into. I can send you a photo of my part if you would like to look at it.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 122011

Vue 6-cyl

  • 53,500 miles
The steering wheel jerked and then I was no longer able to steer the vehicle. Fortunately I was just pulling out of a driveway. I kept trying to turn the car, but the steering wheel would not turn. I tried to search for bulletins/recalls, but the Saturn Vue was not an option in your models of Saturn.

- Cary, NC, USA

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