Check Engine Light On Problems of Saturn VUE

Saturn VUE owners have reported 13 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Saturn VUE based on all problems reported for the VUE.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Saturn VUE 1
Failure Date: 01/03/2017

There was a recall bulletin issued for my model year vehicle:. . Read more...

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 2
Failure Date: 11/06/2016

My key would not come out of ignition, had to drill out ignition cylinder and replace housing also. Had to get a mechanic to key the cylinder and now the lights, a/c, and radio do not work after engine starts until it runs for about 8 minutes. Then everything works, but the check engine light stays on, the engine runs good, until it sits parked overnight and have to do it again the next day. Also had to replace the alternator. Still doing the same. Had it parked for abot two months and just start it and run the engine to preseve the battery. Use other vehicle instead.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Saturn VUE 3
Failure Date: 09/08/2015

The check engine lights was supposed to be due to a catalytic converter was a sure fix, I paid 700 to replace and a day after picking up from my mechanic it is doing it again. It was hesitant at first but then it started again and got worse. The rpm accelerating but speedometer slowing down. I took it back to my mechanic, he read something to me about the replacement of converter, it said to drive it for 1 hour at high speeds to burn off inside the new converter, reset the light which should fix the problem. I had already driven for 1 hour because I live an hour away. I head home and as I¿m getting on the entrance ramp to I-75 something came through my vents and in my throat and chest and I start coughing really bad and tightness in chest. I got up to 55mph and the truck started jerking and I noticed the brake pedal was down to the floor and my brakes locked up. It will not go more than 20-30mph. I pulled over to the shoulder and while still in drive the truck will not move. Check engine, abs and traction lights came on. I called mechanic and he suggested I roll down my windows and get some air because I was coughing so bad and have it towed to be safe. Called onstar and now abs codes, told to take in for service within 7 days, I advised her cannot drive over 20mph and requested a tow. A state trooper stopped to assist me, said to get in safer place so he held traffic and drove behind me to get off interstate while I wait for tow truck. 7:32pm in the midst of rush hour traffic and 50 miles from home. I was horrified! I waited 2 hours for a tow that never showed, had to get a ride home again. Eventually got vehicle to a gm dealer. I rcvd a call from the service dept with a quote of $5k of repairs to include a brake job because rear pads were metal to metal. Had brakes checked 1week before and had 30% left, leads me to believe it was brake dust making me sick.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Saturn VUE 4
Failure Date: 05/14/2014

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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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 5
Failure Date: 03/24/2014

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 6
Failure Date: 07/20/2012

I bought this 2007 Saturn Vue v6 awd in July 2012 from brighton Ford, brighton mi noticed a slight vibration when test driving. Less than a week after I buy it the ac goes out, and the shuttering gets worse. Take it back to them to look at and get referred to a tire shop. Was told the ac coil had a huge leak, and was probably "topped off" at by the dealer and that there was some tire wear issues. Brighton Ford refused to fix anything. Drive it for about a year the shuttering gets worse and worse take it in to bud kouts Chevrolet, lansing, mi for a check engine light that came on, it was because of a miss fire in two of the cylinders. Told them about the shuttering, was told nothing was wrong. 28 days later I have a tire explode, told there was nothing wrong. Take it back after finding a huge hole in the shock absorber casing. This time speaking with the dealership owner directly, after two days they finally found the cause of the shuttering, a bad torque converter. They admitted that this is an issue on the these vehicles, but still want about $2000 to fix it. If there is not a recall on this there should be. I will never by a gm made vehicle again. I've owned three now and have had nothing but problems with them. The Subaru I owned had well over 200,000 miles and no issues the same goes for a Mazda I owned.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Saturn VUE 7
Failure Date: 10/14/2010

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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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Saturn VUE 8
Failure Date: 04/12/2010

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Saturn VUE 9
Failure Date: 02/14/2009

I have a problem with my transition. I know there was a recall and was never notified. When I called about the recall the woman on the other end said I wasn't able to be included that's why I wasn't notified. The recall stated any owner. As even though I was sold the car as new, there had been a previous owner. I bought the car with 420 miles. My car will not shift into gear sometimes, when in park it rolls about 8 to 10 inches. When my car won't shift my check engine light comes on. I use the tiptronic shift and where there should be a 1 for first gear there is nothing. On the high way when I step on the gas my car won't shift to a higher gear to pick up speed.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Saturn VUE 10
Failure Date: 04/06/2008

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Saturn VUE 11
Failure Date: 02/03/2007

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Saturn VUE 12
Failure Date: 01/16/2006

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Saturn VUE 13
Failure Date: 12/01/2002

: 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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