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#325 of 334 2002 Saturn Vue, awd
Apr 18, 2013 (2:57 pm)
"Change oil soon" light came on, checked dipstick and was dry, put 4 quarts of oil in... then a mile down the road massive amounts of white smoke came out of the tailpipe/rear end. There is no oil on the ground and the temperature gauge fluxuates. Also, a separate issue... the dash "battery light" flashes on and off especially when I try to go uphill. Any ideas would be really helpful.
#326 of 334 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue, awd [tommy989]
Apr 18, 2013 (3:06 pm)
Did you put the oil cap back on?
#327 of 334 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue, awd [tommy989]
Apr 21, 2013 (1:43 pm)
change oil soon light is what comes on when it is time for an oil change. if its not time did someone not reset it after last oil change?
#328 of 334 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue, awd [onefunkar]
Apr 21, 2013 (1:48 pm)
Yes, this I know. Having changed thousands of peoples oil. Nonetheless, I hope you get your answer.
#330 of 334 2004 Vue V6 AWD 97K miles - get warranty???
May 31, 2013 (1:30 pm)
I'm new here to both Edmunds forums and to Saturn. Bought a 2004 Saturn Vue V6 AWD with automatic transmission last Saturday with nearly 97K miles on it. My wife had previously owned a new 2003 Vue for a few years and always wanted to get another Vue. Found this one at a dealer and she loved it. Seems to have been well cared for; looks like new although it has what apparently is the fairly common transmission upshifting noise and vibration around 30 mph, from what I have been reading. Not sure if that should be a worry or not...? BTW, we solved the wind noise that arises around 35-40 mph via masking tape on the trim & top windshield seal...another forum's solution! For some reason, the light on the speedometer is pretty much dimmed out from 0-40 mph, despite having cranked the dimmer switch all the way to high...not exactly great for night time driving in low speed areas when you can't really see how fast you are going...any fixes for that one? A partial lighting outage?
Anyway, back to the main question at hand: after purchasing, of course, I learn that there may be a fairly pricey 100K mile servicing needed very soon: new timing belt, maybe a water pump (I've been reading various forums trying to catch up on this stuff), etc. I will be taking this to my local mechanic, not the dealer so that should help some on the expenses. My question primarily has to do with whether or not -- these standard services aside -- it is worth attempting to get an extended after-market warranty...if that's something that's even possible on this vehicle with this mileage...? If so, what kind of pricing might we expect? What types of things would be covered and for how long? What companies would you recommend and which would you avoid?
Any of your comments and recommendations about any of the ramblings and questions here will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
#331 of 334 extended warranty
Jun 03, 2013 (5:39 pm)
any company that would sell a service contract on a 100,000 mile 9 yr old car sight unseen is a service contract not worth getting.
#332 of 334 Re: Saturn Vue hesitation [macgirl]
Jul 15, 2013 (10:49 am)
Did you ever find out what the problem was? I have a 2007 automatic and it does the EXACT same thing! I would LOVE to know what the problem is before I go get BS'd by some mechanic. Thanks.
#334 of 334 Service Vehicle Soon light
Sep 28, 2013 (10:07 am)
I have a 2006 Vue AWD. Recently have replaced the motor, universal joints, balanced the drive shaft and put in a rebuilt differential. All fluids are new and topped up. Now the service vehicle soon light comes on and I have no idea why. This light was not on before all this expensive work was done. I get no codes from a scan. Any help on locating the problem is appreciated.