NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Wheel Bearing Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,750 miles

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2003 Saturn Vue suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 162006

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Squeak noise intermittent when first obtained vehicle. Adjustments made periodically under warranty ( to dashboard etc.) noise seemed to go away but always came back. Noise became louder, and more like a creaking noise, when at low speeds or over bumps when brake is not being pressed. Took Vue in while under 49,700 miles, visual inspection found front stabilizer links to be noisy. I declined them repairing it as they would not replace fro free or discount, even with such low mileage, and noise has been present. I stopped taking it to the dealer after warranty was up as they have a reputation in town to not work with the customer. Lateral links were already replaced under warranty, I feel the stabilizer links should be replaced free also, with such low mileage. I will take it to a mechanic and have it down, for my own safety, but I feel I deserve reimbursement for that as well as the front and rear brakes I just had put on and front wheel bearing! I also had to replace all 4 tires on car due to wear, and car had less than 4500 miles on it.

- Spenceprport, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 012006

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
I have a 2003 Saturn Vue @51,000 miles both front and back wheel bearings need replacing. I have replaced the front at my expense ($550.77) the back one also needs to be replaced. This can be dangerous not only to myself, any passengers in my vehicle or other motorists.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 092006

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2003 Saturn Vue. Since I purchased this vehicle, I have now had 5 wheel bearings replaced, one per wheel and 2 on passenger front side. The first 4 were covered under warranty but the last one cost $410 to have replaced. I complained about the cost and since I had each wheel bearing replaced at the dealership, they only charged me 25% of the cost. Five wheel bearings in 3 years in not a very good record. I would like to have this issue researched because, to me, it seems that it is either a lemon or a recall item.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 062003

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
This was the second time the front and back wheel bearings have been replaced, the Saturn dealer refused to replace them, insisting that the tires were not properly rotated. Went back to Saturn again and said the tires needed to be replaced. Have replaced all four of the tires. Saturn replaced the front two tires themselves. Currently, the bearings E failed again on the front and back. The first time the consumer took vehicle to Saturn for bearing replacement was on August 6, 2003.

- Bernards Bay, NY, USA

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