NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,780 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Saturn Vue windows / windshield problems

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 092006


  • 53,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. The contact stated she has had the driver side wheel bearing and ignition switch repaired. In addition, the rear differential failed and the engine coolant was leaking into the engine. The windshield wiper sprayer was also defective. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The contact stated she did not feel safe driving the vehicle. There were no further repairs. The failure mileage was approximately 53,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Manassas Park , VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 252003

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,358 miles
Consumer states: Took in vehicle on 5 separate times for transmission, whining noise was heard, almost like the engine was overheating. Was on highway, and no matter how much gas consumer gave it vehicle wouldn't move. When giving it more gas the engine would rev but still wouldn't go. Before problems with transmission, at a separate time, something with the computer went wrong. It completely shut down. Such as gas gauge showed empty tank and speedometer went to zero. When at a stop idle seems to drop and when accelerating from stop, vehicle hestiates and lurches. Transaxle speed sensor replaced. Transmission control module reprogramed due to whining noise. Hood won't open. Hood cable readjusted. Driver and passenger washer nozzle missing and replaced. Steering wheel making noise. Shaft boot greased. Service engine soon (ses) light on. Oxygen sensor was contaminated and replaced.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 292004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Windshield washer system does not adequately dispense fluid to clean windshield and allow for save driving.

- St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 292004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,193 miles
The windshield washer nozzle disc pops out of its nozzle assebly making the windshield fluid spray pur out rather than properly spray the windshield inorder to properly clear the viewing area. Epecially needed during winter season of salt/slush spray from forward vehicle on road/hwy operation. (basically the vehicle in front of your vehicles tires sprays salt/slush spray up on your windshiel, and without the windshield sprayer working correctly you can't see the road.

- Wautoma, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 132004

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,350 miles
Windshield wiper fluid nozzle dislodged from holder, eliminating ability to spray fluid for cleaning windshield while driving. This prevents having clear vision while driving unless driver stops frequently to get out and clean windshield. Potential hazard condition.

- Lagrange Park, IL, USA

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