really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,950 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Saturn Vue body / paint problems

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 102010

Vue 6-cyl

  • 76,500 miles


After rainy days the entire driver side floor is soaked with water, overhead on roof is also wet along side the driver door and sunroof causing the driver side seat to become wet. I'm concerned about a mold forming in my vehicle, which is used to Transport children daily.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

May 032009


  • 89,250 miles
First I had to replace three of four wheel bearings on the vehicle in June of 2006 four months after I got the vehicle. Then just two months ago a sway bar link broke and broke a strut so I had to replace them. Now I am stuck with a 2003 Saturn Vue in my driveway still paying for it with a bad transmission. Everything was going good after the struts I thought I had it all fixed but then my girlfriend went to leave the driveway and there is no reverse in the vehicle.

- Palatine Bridge, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 052007

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Damage to my rear differential clutches on my AWD 2003 Saturn Vue. The vent that lets air in and out of the clutch housing would allow water to enter as well. Water would then mix with the gear oil in that clutch housing case and cause the clutch pack to "whine" or "growl" on a sharp turn. There has been no recall on the 2003 Saturn Vue and Saturn re-designed the Vue in 2004.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 252004


  • miles
Consumer was unable to have recall work done on 2003 Saturn Vue, due to parts were not available. The consumer also encountered problems with the A/C failing to work properly, molding peeling away from the structure and the rear suspension collapsing which caused the roll over.

- Mattydale, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 092003

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The headlight and daytime run lights burn out when it rains... instead of finding out the cause of the problem is, the dealer just replaces the bulbs and sends me on my way. The following rainy day, there I am back at the dealer with the same problem. So far this will be the third time, not including the problems with the drivetrain/rear diff that had to be replaced, the dash and cabin rattles that none can seem to fix, and the transmission that once left me stranded at a stop sign.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

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