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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,189 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Saturn Vue engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 082014


  • 53,300 miles


Was driving along 35 mph. Vehicle started to smoke pull over put the car in park when I got out to check to see where the smoke was coming from I saw flames underneath the vehicle on the passenger side with minutes the vehicle was on fire whole front end of the vehicle was consumed by flames.

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #2

Mar 132012

Vue 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
I started the engine and heard a clang. I got out and looked under my car and there was a part of the air conditioner compressor (part of the clutch) laying on the ground. I took it in for service and was told the bearings failed and it was falling apart. I noticed on edmond's that others were having the same problem with the same mileage for the same model so I thought I should document this. Thank you for your time and consideration.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 262010


  • 5,266 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Saturn Vue. During a routine oil change, the mechanic stated that there were pieces of metal in the oil filter. The vehicle didn't malfunction or affect his ability to drive at the time of the complaint. He scheduled an appointment with the dealer on 03/02/2010. He had not called the manufacturer to-date. The current mileage was 5,325. The failure mileage was 5,266.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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