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#43 of 138 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue with Wind Noise at Top of Windshield [tidester]
Apr 23, 2009 (5:43 pm)
Thanks Tidester for getting back to be so soon and the wonderful suggestion.
I tried the tape but unfortunately, it didn't take away the noise.
I was able to contact the original person who leased the Vue and she said that the noise was there from the start. She admitted that she just didn't realize it was so bad until she got another vehicle.
Has anyone else noticed the pronounced wind noise when travelling on the highway? Are there any other ideas on troubleshooting the root cause and how it can be fixed?
#44 of 138 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue with Wind Noise at Top of Windshield [bri_bro]
Apr 23, 2009 (8:04 pm)
One more thought - are you sure the noise is coming from the windshield? External mirrors or something else might be responsible.
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#45 of 138 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue with Wind Noise at Top of Windshield [tidester]
Apr 24, 2009 (6:18 am)
Sounds like another possibility. I'll have to look into it and find some other 2006 Vue owners and ask more questions.
Thanks again for your help,
#46 of 138 Noise outside right side mirror- Vue 2006
Apr 24, 2009 (10:02 am)
Hi to all,
2006 model is great and fun to drive, I think mainly two reasons: Engine and Transmission from Honda (similar in use with Acura).
Noise is troublesome and as per dealer this is design deficiency or GM does not care. There is no wonder people are less interested in buying GM vehicles as reliability for the life of vehicle is not there.
#47 of 138 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue with Wind Noise at Top of Windshield [tidester]
Apr 29, 2009 (8:28 am)
Well, I think I may have figured out the source of the wind noise - when I was barbecuing dinner! While outside, the wind was blowing quite a bit and I heard the "humming or buzzing" noise that I had heard while previously driving.
As it turns out, it appears to be coming from the roof (luggage) rack. As the winds swirled around, the sound would increase and decrease accordingly. For now, this mystery has been solved!
Thanks again for you insight!
#48 of 138 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue with Wind Noise at Top of Windshield [bri_bro]
Apr 29, 2009 (10:20 am)
That's great! Let us know if you come up with a remedy to eliminate the noise.
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#49 of 138 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue with Wind Noise at Top of Windshield [tidester]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 29, 2009 (11:34 am)
Sometimes crossbars get installed backwards so you may want to try swapping them around.
#50 of 138 Re: NOT HAPPY WITH OUR 2005 AWD-V6 VUE AND SERVICE AT SATURN LOCATION [vue2005awdv6]
May 26, 2009 (6:24 am)
I have also had a number of problems with sevice at my local Saturn dealership. "New knid of car company" What crap!
I have been getting excellent service for my 2005 FWD Vue at a Chevrolet dealership. After all, the Equinox and Vue are almost identical.
Give it a try, you might be surprised.
#51 of 138 Control Arm Bushings
May 26, 2009 (6:27 am)
After repalcing the strut plate to cure a creaking noise when making left turns, my dealer now tells me that did not fix the problem and that the Control Arm needs to be replaced. (2005 FWD Vue) and wants $377 for just the part. I have read procedures about replacing control arm bushings. Can anyone tell me why the entire control arm has to be replaced?
#52 of 138 Re: Control Arm Bushings [greyboat]
May 30, 2009 (5:19 am)
You should check your swaybar links as they have been known to make creaks when you turn the wheel - the parts are cheap and you can do it yourself if you're comfortable working on it.
The links attach the swaybar to the strut. If you look there you'll see them. Grab one in the middle and turn it left and right. It should pivot freely. If its bad, you might even hear the creak that you describe. There's one on each side and they're approx 1 foot long and standing straight up when you look at them.
You can get the part with a warranty at Autozone for about $ 40.00 and replacement is 2 bolts and about 30 minutes if you're working slowly. If you need more info, post back and I'll find a picture.