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#112 of 315 Re: '06 Saturn Vue 4cyl 100K miles-TSBs applied? [442dude]
Aug 27, 2010 (9:47 am)
My wife has a 2003 Saturn Vue 4cyl that just hit 100K. All of the sudden the instrument panel has gone crazy. The RPM, Speed, Gas Guage, Temp all go up rapidly (if they work at all); ABS, Security, check engine, parking brake lights all go on and off. Her remote keyless entry works sometimes and other times is does not. Last but not least I was test driving it and her power steering seemed to be going in and out when lights were flashing.
Wow who knew 100K was going to be the down fall of this car. I see people talking about TSB's for the 2006 does this apply to the 2003's. If so does anyone have the recall tag or TSB information? Thank you in advance for your help.
#113 of 315 Re: '06 Saturn Vue 4cyl 100K miles-TSBs applied? [birdman79]
Aug 27, 2010 (4:08 pm)
There was no recall for this problem..
You most likely have 1 of 2 issues:
Bad (corroded) grounds on the Body Control Module or a bad Body Control Module...the BCM controls all of the things that you mention have gone nuts and some others too.
Replacement of the BCM can only be done at a dealer as they have to program the part to your specific car in order for it to work correctly.
#114 of 315 Re: '06 Saturn Vue 4cyl 100K miles-TSBs applied? [birdman79]
Aug 27, 2010 (7:37 pm)
My 2002 Vue 6 Cyl AWD with 65K just went through this, twice! I was getting all sorts of false indications. The Body Control Module was going bad. I had it replaced (new key fobs came with it as the are specifically coded). The first one went in OK, but died within a couple of weeks and I had even more issues. It was replaced a second time at no charge. It's worked great ever since then.
Unfortunately, you can't get one from a junk yard as they are programed to a specific VIN and can't be reused. It was around $700 to fix. $100 was just to program it at the dealer. My own mechanic did the work for a lot less than the former Saturn Dealer would have.
The BCM is just a PCB in a plastic box about 2 x 5 x 8" and is way up under the dash. All the labor is in taking the dash apart.
#115 of 315 2008 Vue warning/indicator lights stuck on
Sep 12, 2010 (6:12 pm)
I have a 2008 Vue and yesterday the indicator lights on the left side of the dashboard came on and won't turn off (tire pressure, traction control, door ajar, air bag lights, gas gauge didn't work, didn't display gear I was in when I shifted out of drive). It was raining out when this happened. Took it to Auto Zone, they weren't able to pull any error codes off the computer. Not sure if I should take it to a local mechanic or if this is something only the dealership can fix. I no longer have a warranty on this vehicle - over 103,000 miles.
#116 of 315 I am not sure what is wrong
Sep 19, 2010 (8:11 am)
I recently had a lot of work done to my 2002 Saturn Vue. When I finally got it back I started experiencing another problem. What is happening is that when I'm mainly driving in the hot afternoon, in stop and go traffic A/C on or off, my temp gauge starts to go up like its going to overheat and when I come to a stop/idle position the oil light goes on. But as soon as I pick up speed the gauge goes back to normal and then the oil light doesn't come back on. The place that did all the repairs has replaced the oil sensor twice and have hooked it up to their computer two different times and have found no code problems. They won't give me any clue what it might be, but a friend of mine who works on cars alot swears up and down what the problem is (don't want to say cause I'm seeing what your answer is) and when I tell the service place this, they don't agree or disagree. What do you think it is?
#117 of 315 Re: I am not sure what is wrong [michelle449]
Sep 20, 2010 (5:42 pm)
Please let us know what engine you have and if you had a lot of work done, let us know what work was done so we're not completely in the dark and making uneducated guesses without the proper info...every engine has its quirks and knowing this information is very important!
Does your radiator fan come on as the temp gauge rises? Are your fluid levels OK? Have you had to add antifreeze or oil as if it is being "consumed" by the motor? Was the water pump replaced during "a lot" of work? What exactly was replaced during "a lot of work"? How many miles are on your Vue?
Without relevant information its almost impossible to help you but since we're all guessing here I'll throw one in a couple too:
Your engine coolant temperature sensor has failed...
Your radiator fan has failed...
Your engine has high miles and the oil pump is failing...
Your powertrain module (PCM has failed)...
You have a bad head gasket...
If its a V6 - your intake manifold gasket has failed...
The lack of trouble codes means nothing. If your engine broke in 1/2 it likely wouldn't set a trouble code but it sure would be hard to start!
#118 of 315 2005 Saturn Vue 5 Speed-Car Stalls Out with Heater Turned on
Sep 23, 2010 (3:31 pm)
This problem started when the A/C was turned on in the summer. If the A/C was turned on and I was in 1st, the car would stall out- if I was in any other gear, it felt like it was "pulling" hard to run, but the higher the gear, the better it ran. Now, it happens even with any fan (heater)- doesn't have to be the A/C- you turn on the fan, and it stalls out in 1st and pulls in any other gear. I am assuming there is a switch or something going out? But how do I know without paying a million dollars to a mechanic? I have just over 60,000 miles on it, and I bought it new to avoid just the issues that I have had with other cars....anyone have any ideas out there??? ">
#119 of 315 Re: I am not sure what is wrong [442dude]
Sep 24, 2010 (7:43 am)
I have a 2002 V6 AWD. just over 97,000 miles No fluids are low, and the fan does come on. The work I had done was radiator hoses replaced, timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, cam cover gaskets, A/C Charge. And then after all that and I got the car back is when this other problem starting acting up. I hope this helps.
#120 of 315 Re: I am not sure what is wrong [michelle449]
Sep 29, 2010 (3:41 pm)
I've been thinking about this and I have to say that you've certainly got an interesting one on your hands.
I'm thinking that your engine is idling too low which leads me to think that the throttle body needs to be cleaned cause its filled with gunk or that your IAC (Idle air control valve) needs to be checked. Low idle would explain the rise in temp as well as the low oil pressure.
Match what your mechanic said?
#121 of 315 2007 SATURN VUE "CHUGGING/LURCHING"
Oct 22, 2010 (4:57 pm)
We just purchased our 2007 Saturn Vue AWD 9 days ago, and pretty much since "Day One" (of course, it didn't happen on our test drive, nor when we took in to service twice), we've had a problem as follows: It can happen at any speed, and with the cruise control on or with us using the gas pedal, but is most prevalent going lower speeds, say 35 mph and under...the vehicle will kind of "chug" or "lurch" and the tachometer jumps up and down just a bit, not a big drop or anything, but simply goes up and down to the beat of the chugging. Makes us nervous because we finally gave up another vehicle that had the tranny go twice within a year and a half. Help? Thank you in advance.