really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,256 miles

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2007 Saturn Vue seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Saturn Vue Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #44

Apr 092012


  • 55,000 miles


I own a 2007 Saturn Vue which was purchased brand new in May 2007. The driver's side airbag light illuminates for weeks before it will turn off. I have taken it to the dealership and they can not find any problems so they say. Right after I bring the vehicle home the problem begins again. The vehicle was under warranty but the warranty has since expired and I don't think I should be the one to pay for a repair when it is obviously a manufacture problem. I have been reading the same problem from quite a few owners. Why does someone have to get seriously hurt or die for that matter before the manufacture will do something to prevent possible injury? the part probably doesn't cost that much for the manufacture to fix but they would rather risk getting sued for millions than fix a $$ problem. Oh the shame!

- Kapolei, HI, USA

problem #43

May 102015


  • miles
Driver's side air bag warning light has been going on and off for a few months (if on, it would stay on throughout the entire trip but wouldn't necessarily come on the next time the car is started). More recently, it has been coming on and staying during every trip. This is concerning because it is unclear whether this is a glitch in the electrical system (coming on and off would indicate that it is) or if the air bags aren't working properly.

- Harleysville, PA, USA

problem #42

Jun 102010

Vue 4-cyl

  • 76,545 miles
Ignition locked could turn key or pull out and/or start vehicle. Has happened several times through the years. The most one I am concerned with is the airbag light is on & off, mostly stays on. This started sometime around August, 2014. I have take a picture of it on my phone & will forward with another E-mail. I've checked for recalls on the VIN# & have none. I know there should at least be a recall on the airbags, I've heard. Please take care of this soon as I travel to work everyday & sometimes take my grandchildren in the vehicle with me & I am concern something happens while driving & they are with me. You can send any info to my E-mail address: [xxx] or ph# [xxx]; and/or by mail. Thank you. [xxx]2007 Saturn Vue; (VIN#: [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Belton, TX, USA

problem #41

Dec 012014


  • miles


2007 Saturn Vue. The consumers wife was involved in an accident and the air bags did not deploy. His wife was injured and the vehicle sustained extensive damage.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #40

Sep 252014

Vue 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
I was driving down the street and smoke began coming from around the steering wheel of my car. A symbol of a person holding a airbag appeared on the dashboard, I then felt that the airbag was going to deploy. I immediately pulled out of traffic into a auto zone. Aworker seen the smoke, and felt my car was on fire. I explained to him that the smoke is coming from around the steering wheel. He said "get out of your car, it's dangerous! the airbag lights for both driver side and passenger side come on and off. My Saturn is paid for, and I'm unemployed right now and can not afford to invest in a new vehicle. What can be done for the safety of the people who have trusted the industry?

- Louisville, KY, USA

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problem #39

Nov 112014

Vue 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The airbag light began coming on at random times and now remains on. I took it to my mechanic and was told that the entire passenger seat module had to be replaced at the cost of approx. $1,000. With this current malfunction, if I were to be involved in an accident with a passenger, the passenger's airbag would not deploy. This is a safety issue that should be covered/fixed by the manufacturer.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #38

Jul 102013

Vue 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


Airbag warring light on dash came on and then went off. Over a period of several months the light would come on more often. Now the light is on almost all of the time. I believe if a crash occurs, the airbags would not deploy and injury or death may occur. This should be a safety recall.

- Rockwood, TN, USA

problem #37

Oct 012011

Vue 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Air bag lites (main and passenger seat) go on and off sporadically and for no reason, one sometimes both. Hitting a bump sometimes changed there setting, either on or off. Currently they are mostly off. GM dealers and independent shops want $110 to $200 to analyze and $700 to $1200 to fix the problem. Also the daylite running lite indicator no longer works, the seat belt alarm (not fastened) doesn't always sound and then comes on 3 or 4 minutes later, and the heater doesn't always "heat".

- Troy, OH, USA

problem #36

Oct 042014


  • 91,633 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,633.

- Roy, UT, USA

problem #35

Oct 062014


  • 80,448 miles
My air bag light has come on numerous times in the past year when my gas goes down below a half tank. Steering becomes a bit more stiff when the light is on. It does eventually go out. When I am in and out of the car several times throughout the day the light will all of a sudden come on. My brakes act strangely when the light is on. I have had my brakes done so I know they are okay. It worries me that the airbag just randomly comes on.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #34

Sep 092014

Vue 6-cyl

  • miles


The airbag light will just come on at any given time. It worries me that they might not deploy when I need it or they deploy as I'm driving-a serious hazard. 09/09/2014 onstar vehicle diagnostics advised me about a diagnostic alert requiring immediate attention and to call my dealership. I called the dealership and was told no recalls on this vehicle and they would do a diagnostics test to check out problem but would cost me over $100. I then called GM and was told pretty much the same but was given service request number and I would get a call with in 48 hours. I did get the return call and same response. I believe they should have tested for free to be sure this will not become a recalled item after drivers become critically hurt or killer due to bad parts!!! law requires seat belts and airbags for our safety and manufacturer should be investigating all safety equipment.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #33

Oct 012013

Vue 4-cyl

  • miles
My 2007 Saturn Vue has given me problems with the key, ignition, steering wheel and air bag light. There have been numerous times where the key has gotten stuck in the ignition switch and won't turn or come out of the ignition, leaving me stranded in and out of town. There have also been many times that after entering the key in the ignition, the key will not turn to start the car. When I take the key out of the ignition, the warning signal goes off and I have to put the tip of the key in the ignition just enough to trigger a part of the switch to click into proper place. These things are not normal and are definitely defective. The airbag light will just come an at any given time. It worries me that they will not deploy when I need it or they deploy as I'm driving-a serious hazard. I don't understand why every other Saturn has been recalled for defects other than the Vue for these very same items. Do they not all require the same parts of which we speak of? there are enough valid complaints here and to come to responsibly take care of the matter as soon as possible.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #32

Apr 062011


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while the front passenger side seat was occupied, the passenger air bag light illuminated intermittently. The contact also stated that the cruise control light illuminated but the cruise control failed. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Morton, MS, USA

problem #31

May 282014

Vue 6-cyl

  • 66,789 miles
There was an ongoing problem with the passenger air bag. When a passenger sits in the passenger seat, the passenger air bag light does not go on. It was brought into the dealer on 3 or 4 times and the problem was never fixed. We were told that the passenger was not heavy enough (125 pounds). Finally this auto was brought in to the dealer on 5/28/14 and the problem was repaired. The total out of pocket cost to me was $751. I was upset with General Motors for not resolving this problem under warranty and decided never again to purchase a General Motors auto. This car was traded in on another brand of auto.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #30

May 282014

Vue 4-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
The ignition will lock up and you have to move the steering wheel back and forth while you are turning the key trying to get to start. When driving down the road (usually in 4th gear) the gas peddle will stop working, you can put it all the way to the floor and get nothing. I usually can push the clutch in and make it work again.the passenger airbag will come on when no one is sitting in the seat.

- Sevierville, TN, USA

problem #29

Jul 132014


  • 137,776 miles
While driving at 50 mph, the airbag light started flashing often on. Within a few miles the horn started blowing intermittently. The airbag light came on and the horn started blowing continuously. It required disconnecting the battery to make it all stop. The airbags and horn had to be disabled in order to drive the car.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #28

Apr 012014


  • 81,000 miles
The air bag light comes and goes. Then when driving down the freeway the car just up and died. Had to restart it. I have also had it not pick up speed when I push the peddle. After Ram drop then I can pick up speed this is something I have had going on for a while. No one can find out why.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #27

Jun 242014


  • 117,000 miles
The key would not turn while in the ignition or it was hard getting it out and the airbag light comes on from time to time.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #26

Apr 012013


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that after inserting the key into the ignition switch the driver was unable to turn the ignition switch to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the key needed to be replaced. The key was replaced but the failure reoccurred. The contact also indicated that the air bag sensor light illuminated off and on. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #25

Nov 082013

Vue 6-cyl

  • 63,700 miles
Shortly after a complete dealer service I noticed that the airbag light was illuminated on the dash. I took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that a sensor was bad on the passenger seat. I was also told that there was possibility that the airbag might not deploy due to the light being illuminated. I told the dealer that this should be replaced under warranty they declined and told me that "things sometimes wear out" I contacted GM regional they declined to fix this under warranty. So I reluctantly paid for the repair totaling $968.52. I believe that this is wrong and a failure of a critical safety issue.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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