NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Module Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,000 miles

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2003 Saturn Vue electrical problems

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 082010


  • 104,000 miles


Ignition module replaced, service engine light stay solid, advice to replace catalytic converter, after 2 months engine coil failed, 2 cylinders failed and cat converter turned cherry red due to excess of fuel burned, fire hazard and road hazard.

- Park City, KS, USA

problem #3

Dec 042009


  • 100,000 miles
Car misfiring and probably needed new plugs. Was told that I needed an ignition coil pack, ignition control module and that it would more than $700. Found this to be a problem with other vehicles that are my same year and make. 2003 Saturn Vue. Campaign number for the complaint/recall is 03V231000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 292008


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. While driving at any speed, the reduced power light illuminated and the vehicle performed at half power. The dealer stated that the vehicle needed a new engine. The contact did not notice any differences in the vehicle beforehand. The current and failure mileages were 106,000. Updated 10/07/08. The consumer stated he experienced T he same problem that other Saturn models had and they were recalled for an ignition module problem. Updated 10/08/08.

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 062007

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. While driving 10 mph, the engine vibrated and then misfired. The vehicle decelerated to 1 mph and the contact was unable to accelerate. The mechanic stated that the ignition control module caused the failure. The mechanic replaced the ignition control module; however, the failure continued. There is a recall for the electrical system: Ignition: Module (NHTSA campaign id number 03V231000) for the 2000-2003 Saturn L-series. The manufacturer stated that her VIN was not included in the recall. The contact felt that her VIN should be included. As of November 15, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 82,000. Updated 01-10-08. The coil pack was replaced which did not correct the problem. Updated 01/08/08

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

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