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NHTSA — Suspension Problems

3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,667 miles

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2008 Saturn Vue suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 052011

Vue

  • 80,000 miles

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

Purchased in 2011 from Toyota dealership in louisville. It had the tire sensor light on. They sent it to the shop and we were told it was a sensor malfunction over and over. Then other lights started coming on along with the sluggish feeling and an annoying rattling, rolling sound. Dealer said that this was from spark plugs"??" I had an extended warranty. They wanted $100 for diagnostic 500 for spark plugs. I declined. The rotor and struts have been replaced twice. The car would often times be running with the key out of the ignition, gas gone, not to mention dangerous and bad for the car. Transmission failure starts and continues. Had a car accident in December 2013. Airbags did not activate. Dealership received over $5000. After a month they say it's finished bring me the car. I get home and the key won't come out of the ignition. They told me that they would not replace it because it was a known issue with the vehicle. The rocking and rolling sound in the struts is worse. They said that is also a known issue along with the transmission and not from the accident. They would not replace. They finally agreed to fix ignition. This vehicle is a failure! no wonder Saturn is out of business. As for the Toyota dealership and the GM dealer under progressive ins. Thieves! I took pictures of my file and have what they actually did for the 5000. How much they paid for the parts. I almost threw up. It was 300% mark up on some things. Others were charged for and not replaced. After this I lost all faith in trusting dealerships etc. I still owe on the car. I will continue to educate myself on the thievery that goes on in the vehicle industry. I pray everyday that karma will catch up with them. Don't bother contacting GM. They will act like they have no idea what you are talking about and never get back with you.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 122012

Vue

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle hesitated to respond to acceleration attempts. The contact mentioned that the ABS and traction control warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who replaced the ABS module, wire harness, and the driver side brake sensor but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- Dousman, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010

Vue

  • miles
Ltr fwd email fm (al) re 2008 Saturn Vue. Vehicle experienced several defects and received notice that GM extended warranty will no longer cover this vehicle, reply to mobile, al ofc. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled when he attempted to accelerate, the vehicle had electrical problems, the front end made popping noises and a strange noise was coming from the dash.

- Eight Mile, AL, USA

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