NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,667 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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2005 Saturn Vue engine problems

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2005 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

May 132010

Vue 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles


Our 2005 Saturn Vue 4 cylinder timing chain broke with only 36,000 miles on it. Upon researching this I have found there was a recall on 1999-2001 Saturn L-series for this exact problem. The Vue 4 cylinder, from my understanding is the exact same make up as the L-series that the recall was on. Also upon my investigation I have discovered that this problem with the timing chain on the Vue is widespread. Over and over again I have run across the same issue that I am currently having with my Vue from people across the U.S. on top of that the fix for this issue is costing us $1,500 and Saturn has told me it is no longer covered under warranty.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 162009

Vue 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Whenever the contact starts the vehicle he can hear a clucking sound coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the valve cover needed to be replaced. The contact did not notice any differences beforehand, the current and failure mileage was at 57000. Bml updated 11/06/09 the exhaust manifold stud broke off the cylinder #1. updated 11/09/09

- Sarasoea, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 152008

Vue 4-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
Ignition control module failed on my 2005 Saturn Vue, equipped with 2.2L L4 engine. Cylinders 2 & 3 misfired, causing secondary failure of the oxygen sensors and catalytic converter after driving it only 10 miles to dealership after primary failure occurred. This is identical to the problem that is the subject for recall of several other Saturn vehicles equipped with the same engine. The repair cost me approximately $250 for the ignition control module, $150 for oxygen sensors and an as yet undetermined amount for the catalytic converter.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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