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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,550 miles

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2008 Saturn Vue fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 072011

Vue 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Saturn Vue LX. The contact stated that when refueling the vehicle, he would have to turn the nozzle upside down in order to refuel the vehicle otherwise, fuel would not enter the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that there could have been a failure within the venting system. The failure and current mileage was approximately 26,000. Updated 8/29/11 the repair shop installed a new vent check valve with no success. Updated 09/21/11

- Milltown, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 222010


  • 40,000 miles
"check engine" light came on. Fault code P0446. Gas tank hisses loudly when I undo the gas cap. Loud popping sound (like pressure releasing from a plastic bottle when air is sucked out and then air is allowed to re-enter),from under the car. I am concerned that my gas tank could rupture, leak or explode and catch fire.

- Moline, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 072008


  • 200 miles
At 200 miles, the check engine light came on. Took the car to the dealer. Told me that I probably didn't put the gas cap on properly. They re-set the check engine light. At 800 miles, the check engine light came on again. I returned to the dealer. They were able to detect 2 error codes on the computer. They examined the car and determined that there was a small hole on the flange of the fuel pump. They replaced the fuel pump and re-set the check engine light. Car has been running fine since. Old fuel pump is not available.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 182008

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2008 Saturn Vue with transmission problems. Consumer states that the transmission gears down on a slight incline. He also states that the engine will speed up to about 80 mph before going back to normal speed. The consumer stated the vehicle kicked into gear while using the cruise control. The consumer also stated the gas mileage does not meet the stated highway driving average miles per gallon for a 4 cylinder vehicle.

- Venice, FL, USA

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