Horn Assembly problems of the 2002 Saturn VUE
Ten problems linked to horn assembly have been reported for the 2002 Saturn VUE.
Horn Assembly problem #1
When my 2002 Saturn Vue is very cold 20 degrees or colder inside car the horn is very hard to push the plastic will not flex many women wuold not be able to use the horm. This problem occurred on 01/20/2003.
Horn Assembly problem #2
The vehicle is a 2002 Saturn Vue. The horn on the steering wheel is so difficult to operate that it is completely useless. While driving, a person cannot feel with his/her fingers the difference in texture on the wheel from where the horn is located and where it is not. Once it is found, the plastic is so difficult to depress that an individual must apply an extreme amount of pressure with their entire fist for the horn to go off, and finally, the area to activate the horn is so small it is almost impossible to find, I estimate it is slightly smaller than the nail on my thumb. . . And I have very average size hands for a man. This is an extremely dangerous horn assembly, as a result, it is useless in real life driving situations. This issue happened on Sat., May. 17, 2003.
Horn Assembly problem #3
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Saturn Vue. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5GZCZ63B22_. The horn failed. Dealership said that consumer hit the horn pad too hard and damaged the wiring. The problem was not resolved. This horn assembly problem happened on Friday, Oct. 8, 2004.
Horn Assembly problem #4
My fiance and I both purchased a 2002 Saturn Vue. During the course of normal driving she used her horn in alerting other drivers and the horn failed to stop sounding. The only remedy was to pull over and remove the fuse to stop the horn from sounding. This occurred three times during her ownership of the vehicle and each time the defective part was replaced the problem would return shortly after. After much inquiry we finally had a manager admit to us there was a product redesign to fix the problem with it shorting out which also affected the air bag functionality as well. Both safety issues. Now during the course of normal driving my vehicle, also a Saturn Vue of the same year, has suffered the same failure. Although this is my first such incident with the problem, I suspect this is not an isolated case. I was told that the part would cost roughly $1000 to replace when we had to replace hers three times! I am now finding myself in the same situation where I honked the horn and it refused to turn off until I pulled the fuse. I assume they will also try to charge me $1000 for it's repair. The failure date was Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005.
Horn Assembly problem #5
The car involved was a 2002 Saturn Vue. The VIN of this vehicle is 5GZCZ23DX2_. The consumer stated that the horn went off on its own. The consumer had to disconnect the battery to stop the vehicle. The vehicle had not been taken to any mechanic for this problem. (11/23/05). This problem occurred on Saturday, October 22, 2005.
Horn Assembly problem #6
The vehicle is a 2002 Saturn Vue. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 5GZCZ23D22_. Someone was preparing to cut me off, so I sounded the horn as a warning. The horn would not shut off. I pulled the fuse to quiet the horn. This horn assembly issue occurred Apr. 4, 2006.. Read more...
Horn Assembly problem #7
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Saturn Vue. The VIN of the problem Vue is 5GZCZ23D52_. Horn constantly on in the very early hours of the morning. Was told by Saturn dealer that this would cost over $700 because the entire air bag would need replacing! I needed to remove the fuse for the horn causing a safety issue for myself and family. This is a very large problem Saturn has with all of their vehicles and they refuse to recognize it. This horn assembly problem happened on Thu., Feb. 8, 2007.
Horn Assembly problem #8
The car involved was a 2002 Saturn Vue. My wife pulled up to a house that my daughter was visiting and honked the horn for her to come out. The horn continued to sound until the fuse was pulled. I have done research and it looks like this is a continuous problem. This problem occurred on 07/16/2007.
Horn Assembly problem #9
The VIN of this vehicle was 5GZCZ23D72_. I own a 2002 Saturn Vue, 4cylinder, fwd with approximately 86,000 miles. Early this year the body control module (bcm) on this vehicle began preventing the doors from unlocking properly. I first noticed the issue when my key fob for my security system began to fail to unlock doors, causing the horn to chirp irregularly. I later noticed that in certain situations, unlocking the doors using the power lock button on each of the front doors would not unlock the doors. When I went to manually push the lock, it sticks or does not disengage the lock, essentially locking all passengers in. After crawling to the back seat I am able to push the lock button manually and escape. My fear is that in an emergency, the body control module will somehow prevent me from getting out of my car. It was Feb. 23, 2008 when this horn assembly issue occurred.
Horn Assembly problem #10
The vehicle was a 2002 Saturn Vue. No known crashes or injuries. Horn on vehicle stuck in on position and can only be silenced by removing fuse. Defect is a poorly designed contact strip that is part of air bag assembly. Cost of repairs by Saturn is between $800 and $1,200 thus causing many owners to drive without a horn or properly functioning air bag. The failure date was Tuesday, April 15, 2008.
Other Electrical System related problems of the 2002 Saturn VUE:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Horn Assembly problems||10|
|Electrical System problems||7|
|Instrument Panel problems||3|
|Dashboard Failed problems||1|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems||1|
|Ignition Module problems||1|
|Back Up Alarm problems||1|
|Battery Dead problems||1|
|Underhood Wiring problems||1|