NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,824 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Saturn Vue engine problems

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2006 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022012

Vue 6-cyl

  • 80,202 miles


2006 Saturn Vue, owned since new; started vehicle 3 days ago, engine sounded loud. When vehicle was driven, a broken, rusty bolt/stud with a nut on it was found on the garage floor with a fair amount of rusty debris. I began inspecting the exhaust system, and found the stud had broken off at a collection point for the two-into-one pipe between the engine and the catalytic converter. On-line search revealed multiple forums with people complaining of similar issues. I do not live in an area with abundant road salt.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 272011

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 91,271 miles
Car is 5 speed manual transmission. While shifting stick shift disengaged from shift cable. Unable to get car back in gear. Plastic adjuster P/N 15212802 failed where it mounts to stick shift. Turned on hazards and arm waving warned other drivers of difficulty. Others helped push car out of way. Due to complete failure of part car was not drivable. No way to put car in gear. If happened at high speed results would be possible life threatening.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

May 102010


  • 65,000 miles
The key will not turn in the ignition to start the engine and/or to stop the engine. I was told that the key was worn out and needed to be replaced but this did not fix the problem. This has occurred on a daily basis sometimes not allowing the vehicle to be turned off and at other times not allowing the vehicle to start up. If the vehicle stalls on a busy highway and cannot be started, this is a serious safety concern as well as if the vehicle cannot be shut down in case of an accident or fire.

- Mentor, OH, USA

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