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NHTSA — Structure Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles

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2009 Saturn Vue body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 282014


  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the sun visor came down obstructing blocking the view. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,000. The VIN was not unavailable.

- Salt Point, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 232014

Vue 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that the driver's side visor retraction clip fractured and the visor would not properly retract. The contact also mentioned that the dome, door, and glove compartment lights failed to activate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 64,000. Updated 08/27/14 the consumer stated the bar that runs through the visor became hot to touch and caused the wiring that runs to the dome to burn out. This caused the interior lights to fail. The visor was replaced but, the interior lights were not repaired. Updated 09/18/2014

- Lockbourne, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 172009


  • 0 miles
No accident. I'm reporting designflaw: Saturn Vue service manual states not use tire chains, but no suggestion of what to use in snow. After many phone calls I found Saturn sells spike spiders for $470 to more than $500 a pop. These spikes are said by the spike spider manufacturer, not to interfere with sensors, brakes, suspension on the side of the tire next to the vehicle. My Saturn dealership was careful not to recommend these very expensive spikes. I had to ask them. But Saturn does sell them at their dealerships. When calling the nationwide Saturn customer service number, they didn't have an answer at all for me. In fact, they wanted to talk about everything but my question. So, it is either pay for very expensive after market product or use nothing. I fear the latter. How many folks will go without this winter due to cost and availability. All due to the design of the vehicle. Someone wasn't thinking.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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