NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,372 miles

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2007 Saturn Vue engine problems

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2007 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 132008


  • 12,107 miles


Purchased new Vue hybrid green line 5/31/07. Problems with ignition sticking was replaced twice, still an issue. Main and major problem: On 3/13/08 in for service due to engine shutting off and restarting itself. Codes P1A6F; P1A5A; P1A56, bulletin 07-06-03-006A suspected battery corrosion. Ordered new battery, I was given car to drive for 7 days until battery received and replaced at that time. The same issue of stop/restarting engine occuring again in for service on 9/02/08, bulletin pip 4009. PCM calibration recalibrated ECM with newest cal., service stated driving ok. Again in for same issue of engine stop/restarting itself on 10/23/08 with no resolve. Again in for same issue on 1/28/09, code P1174, replaced injectors 1 & 2. found code P1A6F. Service tech cleared codes, stated working fine. In again for stop/restart of engine on 02/05/09. Waiting to hear from service.

- York, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 242008


  • 69,075 miles
I heard a rumbling noise coming from the engine. After driving approximately 150 miles, the noise became noticeably worse. I went to the Saturn dealership and had the problem checked. I was told that the tensioner on the serpentine belt had 'disintegrated' and was on the verge of failure.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 032007

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 935 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The vehicle stalled while driving in reverse and would not restart. The check engine, traction control and check engine lights came on. The failure mileage was 935. The vehicle was towed and the dealer, who stated that the failure was due to dirt in the throttle assembly. On a separate occasion, while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled on a busy highway. The low power, traction control, and check engine lights came on. The mechanic stated that there was a loose wire in the ignition module. The failure mileage was 1342. The vehicle stalled again, and all of the warning indicator lights illuminated. The dealerwas currently diagnosing the vehicle. The failure mileage was 935, and the current mileage was 1400.

- Lowell, IN, USA

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