really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,575 miles

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2006 Saturn Vue seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Saturn Vue Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #5

Jan 212010

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Vue. While examining the vehicle the contact noticed that the air bag warning light appeared on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the front passenger air bags would not deploy due to a malfunction in the front passenger seat heating mechanism. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 49000. Updated 4/13/10 the air bag light would also illuminate when someone sat in the front passenger seat. Updated 06/17/10

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 012010


  • 88,000 miles
Hit a deer head on @ 50 mph, front end totally smashed in, air bags did not deploy.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 052008


  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Vue. While driving approximately 70 mph, the driver struck a deer. The driver pulled over to the side of the road and had the vehicle towed home. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained minor injuries and the vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The manufacturer stated that they would call the driver within 48 hours. The dealer has not been notified. The current and failure mileages were 96,000.

- Towanda, KS, USA

problem #2

Nov 232008


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Saturn Vue. While driving 40 mph, the contact slammed on the brakes and struck a dog. The front fender and bumper were damaged. The contact was not injured. The fog lights were detached from the vehicle and the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The air bags failed to deploy. The dealer stated that the air bags did not deploy because the seat heater circuit was connected to the air bag sensor. Repairs could not be made to the air bag or air bag sensor because the element burned out. The failure and current mileages were less than 50,000.

- Kannapolis, NC, USA

problem #1

May 152006

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer complaint deactivation of 2006 Saturn Vue air bag. ***transferred to tis*** the consumer request that an air bag on/off switch be installed on the driver's side of the vehicle. The consumer is 4' 10-1/2 inches, 88 pounds and has to sit close to the steering wheel in order to reach the gas and brake pedal.

- Garland, TX, USA

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