NHTSA — Steering: Electric Power Assist System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,310 miles

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2003 Saturn Vue steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 212004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,819 miles


After 45 minutes of driving the instrument panel would operate intermittently and power steering failed. Failure of the body control module (BCM) at 48,000 miles. Lost the power steering, instruments panel, and security features. Replaced the body control module.

- Elicott City, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 162004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
I have had my 2003 Vue for about 1 1/2 years. In that time I have had an unexplainable rattle in the head liner, design flaw in the sunroof/moonroof, gas guage sensor replaced, thermostat replaced, slipping transmission, "flame outs" when trying to start the engine resulting in flooding, "jumping" to the right at acceleration from a stop, heat blowing out of the vents during the summer when the fan is shut off and temp is on cold, and this week a dazzling display of indicator lights and guages and dash lights randomly turning on and off with the eventual loss of power steering. And I thought my transmission issues with my Tahoe were bad? we purchased the Vue for our daughter to drive when she turns 16. I feel that this car will not be safe for her to drive. I am very concerned with stories I am hearing about the airbags failing, ABS failing, steering failing. This could be fatal for an inexperienced driver.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

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