NHTSA — Fuel System, Other: Storage: Fuel Gauge System Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,808 miles

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2003 Saturn Vue fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 082004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,117 miles


On 5/1/04, the vehicle was taken to Saturn service because the fuel guage read that the tank was 3/4 full after vehicle was filled up. The sending units were replaced. On 6/28/04 the vehicle was again taken in for service because the fuel guage read that it was about 1/8 full when there was less than 1 gallon of fuel in the 15 gallon tank. Saturn service checked the vehicle and said that there was no problem with the fuel guage. On 9/8/04 during ruch hour, I was travelling at high speeds on the freeway with my 8 week old son when the vehicle ran out of gas. The guage read that there was almost 1/4 tank of fuel left. I was stranded in the fast lane during rush hour on a 106 degree day with an 8 week old infant because the fuel guage on my Saturn Vue did not read the amount of fuel left in the tank. Two highway patrol officers had to close the freeway and push the vehicle off the freeway. Without their immediate assistance, there could have been a serious accident. On 9/9/04 Saturn service checked the vehicle again and said that there was not a problem with the fuel guage and the tank had 2.5 gallons left of fuel. Only when a service technician drove the car and was stranded when it ran out of gas did the service department take the claim seriously.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 282004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,500 miles
Several problems - gas gauge not working, numerous rattles and squeaks, weird engine noises, thermostat out, misc warning lights.

- Champaign, IL, USA

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