Last post on Apr 21, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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#312 of 328 Update on modified air intake plumbing.
Jan 06, 2013 (5:27 pm)
2006 Vue with the 4 cyl engine.
Removed all the plastic air intake plumbing before and after the air cleaner box.
Installed 4" aluminum dryer vent pipe in it's place. (Yes, reinstalled the sensors before the throttle body)
Been driving this way about a month now.
NOTICEABLE increase in throttle response!
NOTICEABLE increase in gas mileage!....about 3 - 4 mpg!
#313 of 328 Re: Saturn Vue Replacement horns [prrgg1]
Jan 06, 2013 (5:36 pm)
If you find an answer please let me know. I HATE the sound of that one single horn Saturn decided to save money on.
I THINK the horn relay is electronic located as an intrigal part of the horn plug assembly.
I was thinking maybe go to the salvage yard and get an additional plug/relay assembly, connect into the line and solder the additional plug/relay.
Then adjust the second horn rate of vibration to either more or less than the original horn which ever sounds the best.
#314 of 328 Re: Saturn Vue Replacement horns [saturn_vue]
Jan 09, 2013 (12:40 pm)
There is actually a science to getting a specific horn sound - as a suggestion, if you're looking to change, go to a site like JC whitney and look at their selection of replacement horn units - they are all pretty much plug and play 12 volt items and don't seem to be very expensive. You might just want to replace the actual horn with one that you think sounds better.
Putting in a second horn unit might actually make it sound worse unless you understand the science of sound including phase and amplitude. If you hear an old Cadillac horn(s) you can hear some of the possibilities.
#315 of 328 Worst car purchase ever
Jan 09, 2013 (9:47 pm)
In July of 2012, I purchased a 2008 Certified Pre Owned (CPO) Saturn Vue Redline. The car had 47,000 miles on it. As a certified vehicle, a 12 month, 12,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty with free regular maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles was attached to the purchase. From day one the car had problems. Here is a list of items that needed repair within the first 120 days:
Steering wheel crooked
Passenger side windshield wiper inoperable
Heater vents inoperable
Heater did not produce heat
Break pedal vibration from ABS
Passenger side strut replaced
I was out of town when the brake pedal started vibrating intermittently. One dealer said the rotors were bad - another dealer couldn't find the problem. When the battery died, I contacted GM to file a complaint against the selling dealership. The best I got was a certificate worth $100 for the NEXT time the piece of crap breaks down. Since then, the heater had to be repaired three times and the passenger side front strut has been replaced. In my 30+ years of buying cars, this has been my worse car buying experience.
#316 of 328 Re: Worst car purchase ever [4norm78]
Jan 10, 2013 (9:41 am)
I'm so sorry to hear about the concerns you've had with your Vue! Are there any current concerns we could check into?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#317 of 328 Re: Worst car purchase ever [gmcustsvc]
Jan 11, 2013 (1:48 pm)
I filed complaint #71-1121414572 with General Motors. I have yet to receive any information as to whether or not the complaint has been resolved. The dealership that sold me the car should be reprimanded in some manner.
I have no confidence in the longevity and safety of this vehicle as I feel it may fall apart at any time. My main concern is with the vibration in brakes. I have documentation of my complaint regarding the brakes with two GM dealerships. If injuries occur due to brake failure, litigation will be filed. Your warranty is supposed to provide peace of mind – I shouldn’t have to rebuild the car using the warranty. Due to the numerous times I had to take this vehicle in for repair, I feel that the warranty should be extended for another 12 months and/or 12,000 miles. I am fully aware that I purchased a used vehicle. That is why, when I had a choice, I chose the Certified Pre Owned vehicle.
I was sold a defective GM product by a GM dealership. I put a substantial amount of money into the purchase of this car. GM needs to back up its products.
#318 of 328 Re: Worst car purchase ever [gmcustsvc]
Jan 26, 2013 (10:49 am)
Have you checked into my concerns?
#319 of 328 Re: Saturn Vue Replacement horns [442dude]
Mar 06, 2013 (6:02 pm)
I think the horn relay is electronic and is intragal with the plug that plugs directly into the horn.
Makes it difficult to replace/ add another after market horn set.
Anyone know anything about this?
Mar 08, 2013 (12:36 pm)
I purchased an 07 saturn vue about 2 years ago from a dealership but the vehicle had 1 previous owner. about 2 weeks after i purchased the car started hearing noises and a big vibration, i took it to a shop and was told it was the driveshaft center support rubber. i called a GM dealership and was told that that part was not covered by the "powertrain warrenty" i had to pay the money out of pocket to have it fixed, now i have the same problem again, took it to the shop and that same part has to be replaced. I have spoken with one other person who also has an 07 vue and she has had the same problem with hers. Has anyone else had this problem?
#321 of 328 Re: 2007 saturn vue [biggirl155]
Mar 08, 2013 (1:53 pm)
Did you have the previous repair performed at your dealership? If we can check into this situation further for you, please don't hesitate to contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service