2008 Saturn Vue

1 Defect Investigations from the NHTSA

NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2008 Saturn Vue

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2008 Saturn Vue, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLES STICK UNLATCHED

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE09016

    Component(s): Latches/Locks/Linkages:Doors:Latch

    Summary: By letter dated June 23, 2009, General Motors notified the Agency that it will conduct a safety recall (NHTSA recall number 09V233) to replace the outside door handles on certain model year 2008 Saturn Vue vehicles. The exterior door handle on certain model year 2008 Saturn Vue vehicles can stick in the unlatched position.the door may open while the vehicle is in motion. The Agency opened its investigation based on two complaints of door latch failure that caused the door to open while the vehicle was in motion.the Agency also received early warning (EWR) reports on this issue.certain model year 2008 Saturn Vue vehicles have painted body-color outside door handles that may stick or bind.if this were to occur, the door may not latch when closed.driving with an unlatched door could result in an occupant falling partly or fully out of the vehicle, causing increased risk of injury.based on the above safety recall, this investigation is closed.

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