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#306 of 315 2007 vue 4cyl 2.2
Jan 30, 2013 (3:26 pm)
My battery died so I changed it. When I started it up it was shaking violently, then was fine. Ran fine for a while then when I turned on the heat it felt like it wanted to stall. So I thought it was the alternator. Changed that and it ran good on my way to work now it is doing it again. It idles real low and when I am at a stop sign or light it wants to stall. Help I am running out of ideas of what could be wrong.
#307 of 315 Disappointed Vue Owner
Feb 04, 2013 (5:57 pm)
After reading several posts, I'm beyond disgusted with GM. I've owned my 09 Vue for just over a year and I realized it was a lemon very soon after purchasing it. My problems center around the electrical power steering and stabilitrak systems. Shortly after purchase problems began intermittently. Restarting the car seemed to fix the problem. Eventually this was insufficient and I was told by dealership that EPS needed a new motor. Paid nearly $500. Months later the same problem occurred (motor still under warranty). Dealership insisted that it just needed to be reset. A few months later the same problem happened again! Now I'm being told that I need a new EPS module. Resetting does not fix the problem. They want another $550!! How absurd when I just paid to have this problem fixed nine months ago!!! The motor I bought is still under warranty!! I will NEVER EVER buy another GM product again! I have no money to fix this problem. I haven't driven my car in weeks as I'm disabled and unable to steer it! I'm paying for it to sit in my driveway. Of course it's not worth what I owe on it so no options for trading it in. I'm stuck!! Thanks GM...
#308 of 315 Disappointed Owner
Feb 04, 2013 (6:09 pm)
I am so sorry to hear that you are having so many problems with your VUE. It just doesn't seem fair does it? Nor is it Ethical for GM to be so remiss about these VUE problems. I hope you will be able to get it fixed in the near future. I know it's impossible without money for sure. Keep faith, something good will come your way.
#309 of 315 Re: Disappointed Vue Owner [walnac]
Feb 06, 2013 (9:10 am)
If you would like for us to check into this further with you, please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com with more information (including your name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#310 of 315 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid start-up [gmcustsvcsarah]
Feb 06, 2013 (12:45 pm)
I have had a similar problem with my ele. system and the car not starting after sitting for a few days my dealership suggested I put in a solar panel trickle charger because they said there was a draw on the battery even with the key out
#311 of 315 Re: Disappointed Vue Owner [walnac]
Feb 06, 2013 (5:47 pm)
i'm sorry to hear that ,but the dealer's just want to make money and thats all they do,so the best thing to do is contact the gm customer service and i'm positive that they will be happy to assist you ,i had a customer that had a mercadies benze and the dealer took 1500 to fix and the same problem after a week he came to me and i told hime to talk to customer service he fought with them and got the 1500 back . GM is not at fault every brand of car has problems i'm been a mechanic for 23 years. your motor was actually good. or talk to a good mechanic.
#312 of 315 Saturn vue electrical problems
Mar 17, 2013 (11:12 am)
This saga began 27 months ago for me. I bought my 2007 vue brand new. At just over 3 years old the car battery began to have issues. Occasionally I would go out and the battery would be dead. Over 2 years, 4 batteries, a new radio, countless trips to various mechanics I am at a loss. In every other respect this has been a fantastic car but now with a battery less than a year old, the fuse for the radio removed because the consensus of all mechanics is that is where the problem lies I have a car that is dead every morning the last 3 mornings and no radio. Has anyone else had similar issues? Causes? Solutions? I work full time and I'm going to school. This has caused me missed work and school time and I'm nervous I'm going to get stuck somewhere as the longer this goes on the faster the battery drain is happening. Initially we figured out it would be dead if I hadn't driven in apx a day and a half. The time is now apx 12 hours. Taking out the fuse for the factory radio worked and I had no issues. Installed a new radio which was fine for a few months and then problem began again. So keeping the radio always off has worked the last few months but now nothing seems to be working.
#313 of 315 Re: Saturn vue electrical problems [mauritz1]
Apr 27, 2013 (6:19 pm)
check the alter
#314 of 315 Re: Battery issues on 2009 Vue [nodar47]
Apr 27, 2013 (6:24 pm)
#315 of 315 Re: A "Possessed" VUE [442dude]
May 24, 2013 (10:21 pm)
OMG!! I'm having very similar issues with my 04, 4 cyl Vue. About 5 months ago I parked it while running and errand, and then it would not start. It was running low on gas, so thinking I'd run out we put some in. Nothing. Had it towed and the mechanic said it was the coil pack. Replaced it, but it was still running sluggish when starting in first gear. He also cleaned the fuel injector. After all this, the radio would not work, and it was still running VERY sluggish. My husband disconnected the battery several times for extended periods, and the electric seemed fine, though the sluggishness remained to a point. Getting it out of first gear requires revving the engine a bit (3k RPM), and releasing the clutch very slowly. On inclines I have to downshift 2 or 3 gears. The engine light flickers, and once the wheels catch up to the RPMs, it stops blinking and remains lit. (Noteworthy, the engine light has always been on since I bought it 80K miles ago; AutoZone plugged it to their computer and said nothing was reading wrong.) Just recently the cruise control began working only at times. The CD player ejects discs on its own, and the radio beeps/freezes when I press the #1 channel button. Also, the DRL light flickers when starting the engine, but does not stay on. It runs great except for the description above, or when I slow down, then speed up; the chugging begins, requiring downshifting gears. We've been told might be a vacuum leak, possibly the BCM, or a faulty ground. There is definitely something electrical going on, but would that account for the sluggishness in the engine? Any advice would be most welcome!