Saturn VUE owners have reported 8 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).
Tl- the contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. The contact stated that while driving the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle momentarily stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed reverse wave plate needs to be replaced. No repairs were made to the vehicle and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 67,000. Sr.
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I went outside on a cold morning and attempted to crank my 2007 Saturn Vue. The engine would not start. I had it towed into a shop and was told that the timing chain snapped which caused engine failure. I took it to another shop for a second opinion and they said the same thing and that it would cost over $5,000 to repair it. I've done research since then and apparently gm has had this issue with Saturn Vues before. Timing chains are not designed to wear out, particularly not at under 100k miles. My vehicle was well maintained. I had no prior indication that anything was wrong, no check engine light or anything. It I had been driving when it snapped it could have been extremely dangerous or fatal. This is a safety issue and gm should take measures to prevent this from happening. There have been recalls issued on Saturn Vues with similar issues in the past, but clearly the recalls need to be expanded to include the 2007 model year and any other years affected. Thank you.
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The engine light never goes off, the ignition want turn or crank sometimes, you can smell oil when the car stops.
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My 2003 Saturn Vue is shutting down without warning or notice even on the expressway. My check engine light came on one day and went out and since then my car will shut off and not start back up. The car will attempt to turn over but not run as if it is not getting any gas. I had to be pushed into a cvs paking lot because I was in the right turning lane. After waiting 15 to 20 minutes later, the car started up, I put the car in drive and it shuts down again. It took me 30 minutes to go 2. 5 miles because the car constantly shut down four times. The total time it took me to go 10 miles from my home, to my destination, and back was 3 hours. I took the car to a repair shop and was originally told it was the fuel pump; test revealed this was not the problem but it could be a bad crankshaft sensor, or an engine control module and the approximate cost would be over $600 depending on the problem. A car shutting down while driving is very dangerous for me and to others. I am literally afraid of driving my own car now due to this problem. While researching this problem online it appears this problem is occurring frequently and a recall should be in order.
The contact owns a 2002 Saturn Vue. While driving approximately 40 mph, the check engine light and the low power light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle shut off completely and would not restart after several attempts. The vehicle was diagnosed as having timing chain failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07v519000 (engine and engine cooling). The current and failure mileages were 125,000. Updated 6/9/08 updated 06/09/08.
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.
2003 Saturn Vue hood release cable and windshield wiper motor was replaced. The rear differential was replaced (warranty). While repairing the rear differential the technician noticed that the prompt shaft center bearing was broken (warranty). There was noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The technician determined that the transaxle. The technician updated the tcm and added cvt additive (warranty). The check engine light illuminated on the dash. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that the oxygen sensor was faulty (warranty). The air bag and horn were also replaced.
: the contact stated the vehicle has timing chain failure which causes vehicle to stall. The check engine light illuminated and the dealer cannot find the cause of the illumination. The transmission also has problems as well as the brakes.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Service Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Failure problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||