Saturn VUE owners have reported a total of 2,992 problems for their cars built in the 9 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Saturn VUE. The 2003 Saturn VUE cars have the most problems reported (846 problems).
The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Saturn VUE cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (592 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (580 problems).
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling|
|Vehicle Speed Control|
|Other Fuel System|
|Gasoline Fuel System|
|Electronic Stability Control|
|Unknown Or Other|
|Traction Control System|
It would not be fair to compare the Saturn VUE of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across VUE model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.
PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,
where P = total problems reported during the life of a Saturn VUE model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).
The results are shown in Table 3.
Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Saturn VUE is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.
|Model Year||Problems Reported|