NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,444 miles

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2005 Saturn Vue transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152008


  • 50,000 miles


Manual transmission on 2005 Saturn Vue 4 cyl failed at about 50,000 miles. Lost the clutch pedal and could not shift the car at all. Occurred while driving on the expressway. Got it to the dealer for repair and they knew exactly what the problem was. Slave unit failed, which also caused the clutch to be replaced. Paid about $1800 for the repaid and Saturn would not acknowledge that they have transmission problems with their cars. Doing some research on the internet I found that there is a long history of transmission failures and suspension failures on the cars. I am not experiencing more transmission issues and suspension problems. I feel that Saturn/GM is aware of defective parts in their cars and refuse to make the proper repairs needed.

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 232006

Vue 2-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,889 miles
No warning was given at all! the slave cylinder in my 2005 Saturn Vue went out while I was driving down the road. Stuck in traffic with my three old son!

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

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