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Saturn Vue Transmission Problems
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Did you get a great deal? Meet your fellow owners in our Owners Clubs. August edited February in Saturn. I have now officially changed my thoughts. I have a Saturn Vue cylinder and thank god I had the extended warrenty forCause my transmission went at 97, They replaced it, with a bad transmission I am an outside sales rep I was away on a tradeshowand it started slipping at 11, So by the time I got home It was 12, or close enough to that.
I did win that battle ,and they then claimed they did something wrong in the install, and then said they would use a New one this time I am now atand my transmission went again I am in a new battle and they will replace it The dealer told me they dont make that type of transmission anymore since it is faulty I am not stopping this battle until they replace it as many times as I want them tosince they sold me a faulty transmission October Does any one have Info on the 3.
Having trouble with tranny not staying in gear,while in Drive,coming to a complete stop,vehicle will shift out of gear,drop shifter into 2 gear will then shift into gear,then vehicle can be shifted back into DRIVE ok. I own a 6 cylinder, 5 speed automatic and when driving the rpms rev up and the shifting is hesitaing or acting like it does not kow what gear to go into up or down I have hear of problems with the 4 cylnder trannys and the bad VTI, but does tis sound like my transmission is going out or could it be something simple it has 75 miles on it, the dealer said 6 months ago that it was a bad fule injector.
I don t think a injector would cause this?The most recently reported issues are listed below.
We purchased our Saturn new. The transmission was replaced right after we purchased it. We have had trouble with the car not wanting to get in to gear along with the ignition not turning on.
The vehicle has been having trouble getting into gear for quite sometime. We had it services once with no transmission problems seen. We were told the ignition would cost us plus to repair. No one is being held accountable for their actions.
My daughter was heading to college on Saturday, Aug 20, The day before she was leaving for a 2 hour trip, the car would not go in drive. I bought a Saturn Vue in withmiles on it. It had a 3 month power tam waruntee. Furious, I called the Saturn dealership. They were amazing. They understood and put a new transmission in, paid for the towing and even reimbursed me for the rental car expense.
The new transmission went out 3 years later, and I put less than 20, miles on it. I was denied any assistance from gm because of the mileage on the car. I bought it used! This is a shameful company, and I hope this complaint is heard. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Great condition until Jul 19, the car started acting strange. We took it to a mechanic and they though it may be the transmission to take it to a transmission specialist.
We are on a tight budget and unable to even get another loan. We came across a website that the 03 Saturn Vue had a recall and a lawsuit.
Why are these dealers still selling Saturns with a defective transmission? Any advice would be greatly appreciative!. The contact owns a Saturn Vue.Despite good overall safety and reliability ratings, several common problems have been associated with different versions of the Vue.
For owners and potential buyers, it is important to understand these problems. Some of the most common problems with the Saturn Vue involve the electrical system. In many cases drivers have experienced problems with the dashboard gauges, including the fuel gauge and engine temperature gauge, which may display incorrect information or fail to function at all. This problem can be a result of an electrical problem elsewhere in the vehicle and can be difficult to diagnose.
Other electrical problems with the Vue involve short battery life and failure of the tire pressure monitoring system. Another common issue with the Vue involves the transmission. The vast majority of the models were built with automatic transmissions. Owners have reported problems with transmissions that slip between gears or produce excessive noise when shifting.
In other cases, transmissions may seem to function properly but are found to be faulty after the driver experiences long-term decreased fuel economy. The Vue's transmission is covered by Saturn's powertrain warranty. In cases of relatively new vehicles, many repairs can be made at no cost to the owner. Since its first production run, the Saturn Vue has been the subject of several recalls by General Motors. A recall involved 40, models with leaking power steering hoses.
Another recall included 26 Vues and dealt with a problem in the manufacturing of transmission components. The problem made it possible for the six-speed automatic transmission to slip out of its park gear, allowing the vehicle to roll unexpectedly. Other Vue recalls have dealt with problems involving safety equipment. In more than 44, vehicles were recalled to fix a problem involving faulty door latches.
A Vue recall was initiated to replace misprinted tire and load rating labels on more than 6, vehicles. Some of the earliest Vue models were recalled in when more than vehicles were found to have a problem with the installation of the rear seat belts. New shoulder guidance components were installed to comply with federal safety standards. Several other problems with the Saturn Vue are subjective and deal with general shortcomings.
Many owners have complained about the Vue's interior, which has been criticized as containing low-quality materials.Sign In with Edmunds. Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!
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Service Centers in. Browse Forums by:. What Edmunds Says Pros. Got a lease deal in hand? Give us the details and we'll tell you if it's a good one. Evaluate my deal. Did you get a great deal? Meet your fellow owners in our Owners Clubs. November edited November I will follow up with Caron! I had resent that to you earlier today to your socialmedia address along with some additional information.
November My vehicle has 98, miles and has been sitting in my back yard for 2 years now.This is the second transmission in less then a year. You cannot find a transmission for 2L unless you want to pay a lot of money. So I bought this car from someone on Craigslist and was told the car was in great shape and the history report mentioned a possible transmission issues, but I was also told the transmission was replaced not too long ago by the owner who had the car before the guy I bought it from.
I got the Vue from the shop maybe 2 weeks ago and now the transmission is going. When I put the car in reverse it either doesn't move or gives me a lot of trouble moving. When I pop it into drive it either doesn't move, gives me trouble moving, goes into reverse, or will make a loud noise and jerk aggressively before driving. I took the car to get looked at and was told it had one of the original CVT Saturn transmissions and it will need replaced.
The problem is the transmission is near impossible to find and cost most than the car is worth and more than I even paid for the car, according to the mechanics I took the car to. Apparently this is a common problem and even caused a lawsuit with Saturn and GM.
Since the problem is with the type of engine Saturn used, I didn't know if I could get it replaced like most of the people in the lawsuit did. I am a broke and struggling college student and other than the transmission this car is in great condition.
I am worried I will be driving it one day and the car will stop working and I'll crash. March 11, My Saturn Vue's transmission was not running correctly. The car had 95, miles on it. Well March 11,my transmission starts slipping on the way home.
I am less than. No matter what gear I placed the car in, it was like in neutral. Smoke was coming out from under the car. This time the car had miles on it. The first transmission lasted 7 years and the second transmission lasted 7 years. To the day that the 1st one went GM knew the VIT transmission was faulty, why install a second only to have that fail also. I do believe that us Saturn Vue owners that have had several transmissions replaced or serviced are due not only an apology, but also compensation for putting faulty transmissions in our cars!!!Worried about potential repair costs?
An extended warranty can provide peace of mind. See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. All years. Saturn VUE repairs by problem area.
Saturn VUE transmission repair cost distribution. See most expensive repairs Worried about potential repair costs? Chart based on repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance. Leaking from seal. I turned off the vehicle and restarted; still no shifting.
Car sat in driveway for two days; when I started before the tow truck came to take it to the dealership for repairs the car reversed and drove normally. The repair guy suspected it was the transmission computer and not an issue with the transmission itself; we decided to bypass opening the transmission and just replace the computer. Fixed the problem - no issues with shifting after repair.
It started with clanking noise coming from under the hood, then into a large-truck transmission noise. The problem persisted and then another clanking noise came up. After which the transmission stopped shifting. It only get in 1 after switching the car off and on again. Drive a bit on 1, and then the engine runs free. Installed used transmission.
They did keep the car two weeks, however. It was a used transmission with a three year warranty and it went out after about nine months.
Transmission blew causing casing to crack. Re-imaged, if problem continues dealer says it will have to be replaced. I stopped at a light and when I went to take off from the light it seemed like I had no power.
I noticed as I sped up - finally - that the transmission would not shift. This was the second time that the transmission failed. The transmission failed twice within 65, miles - the first repair was done by a dealer just before the end of the powertrain warranty. Led to total transmission failure, stranding me on the side of the road. This happened a WEEK out of warranty. A problem was reported years prior re shifting inconsistently but nothing was found. Luckily it was still under warranty.
Some plates broke. Also replaced the CV axles while there. GM would not provide any assistance as the event was 4 days past the warranty cut-off based on vehicle paperwork and not delivery. Repair not made, but vehicle was traded in and another vehicle purchased. Took 6 weeks for the dealer to source the part and get the car back to me.Worried about potential repair costs? An extended warranty can provide peace of mind.
See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Saturn VUE problems occur, check out our car reliability stats. See most expensive repairs Worried about potential repair costs?
Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance. I stopped at a light and when I went to take off from the light it seemed like I had no power. I noticed as I sped up - finally - that the transmission would not shift.
Saturn Vue Transmission Problems
Re-imaged, if problem continues dealer says it will have to be replaced. This was the second time that the transmission failed. The transmission failed twice within 65, miles - the first repair was done by a dealer just before the end of the powertrain warranty.
A problem was reported years prior re shifting inconsistently but nothing was found.
Led to total transmission failure, stranding me on the side of the road. This happened a WEEK out of warranty. GM would not provide any assistance as the event was 4 days past the warranty cut-off based on vehicle paperwork and not delivery.
Repair not made, but vehicle was traded in and another vehicle purchased. Took 6 weeks for the dealer to source the part and get the car back to me. Some plates broke. Also replaced the CV axles while there.
Replaced Transmission valve body. Local mechanic replaced camshaft parts. Replaced ball bearings but problem still existed.
Dangerous to drive on highway. Independent repair shops could not fix the problem and even dealership service guy recommended to abandon the car. I was told: if the light is not on when it is occurring we cannot help you. Transmission was "rebuilt". Constant shifting every mile from 4th to 6th gear regardless of the pavement angle. See TrueDelta's information for all Saturn models. I was driving on a Friday evening when the Vue shifted hard a few times.SATURN VUE CVT TRANSMISSION TIPS
No charge fix for clicking noise in front end during cold weather Also did campaign for Battery undercharging issue. Transmission began hesitating in reverse and while accelerating in drive.
Transmission control module. The Vue had a problem with the transmission. Clutch discs disintegrated. Luckily it was still under warranty. Waveplate broke and decimated the transmission.