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#166 of 314 Re: Saturn Vue: 2-Year Battery Dead [goferris]
Jul 25, 2011 (7:05 pm)
This is exactly what happened to me today on my 2008 Vue. Did you get it resolved? Was it the battery or did it end up being a starter relay, or even something else? Roadside assistance told me today it was the battery after they gave me a jump, but 2 hours later it would not start again. The power is all screwed up - the lights will come on (dim) one time, off the next, the dash board lights the same thing. Makes a clicking sound as well when I turn the key. This car has been this way from the start. I'm ready to sell as well, which is a real bummer. This is my 4th Saturn, and the first 3 were fabulous. This one, not so much.
#167 of 314 Re: Saturn Vue: 2-Year Battery Dead [lmc8]
Jul 26, 2011 (4:46 am)
Yeah, same thing with me except i didn't have any warnings. Ended up being a defective battery, which I had to fight with the dealer (and Saturn) about warranty replacement. Ultimately, had to take it to a third-party. $130 for new battery. I did call AC Delco to complain also since they warranty their batteries for 5-6 years usually. The phone rep told me that they don't warranty GM batteries for the same length because GM buys in bulk and stores em in conditions that severely limit their life prior to even putting them in the vehicles. My personal advice is to take it to a non-dealer for a full battery replacement.....unless you're still in your 36,000 mile warranty.
#168 of 314 Re: Saturn Vue: 2-Year Battery Dead [lmc8]
Jul 26, 2011 (7:05 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Were you planning on taking the vehicle to a GM dealership to be diagnosed? Please keep me posted on any information.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#169 of 314 Re: My 2009 is doing this ... VUE POSSESED [gmcustsvc]
Jul 27, 2011 (1:32 pm)
I don't know what the dealer has done, but the last time it broke down, a mechanic in town pointed out the main power connector that goes to the fuse box from battery was broken. The post itself was disconnected. Because the dealer is in a different city, I ordered a new fuse block and installed it myself. So far it has been driving well, though I still don't really trust it. I don't know what happened to fry the post out. Thanks for checking on the situation,
#170 of 314 Re: My 2009 is doing this ... VUE POSSESED [cr15ty]
Jul 28, 2011 (7:42 am)
Thank you for the update. Glad to hear your vehicle is driving well. Please let me know if you experience any problems.
Thank you and have a great day,
Caron, GM Customer Service
#171 of 314 Re: Reduced Power issue [mirandaj]
Aug 29, 2011 (7:24 pm)
did you find the problem?
#172 of 314 Re: Saturn Vue: 2-Year Battery Dead [gmcustsvc]
Sep 01, 2011 (8:58 am)
Yeah, my 2008, with less than 25,000, the intermittent wipers quit, hazards quit, turn signals quit, fog lamps quit, I checked the fuses of course none were burnt out, so now I'm taking it to firestone to see whats happening.
#173 of 314 Re: Electrical Issues in my 03' Vue [tosha6582]
Sep 05, 2011 (4:13 pm)
Daughter car has same problem....firestone diagnosed as bad body control module....I seriously doubt this is problem...estimated cost $800. She as 2004 vue with 60,000 miles. I am taking to gm dealer tomorrow!
#174 of 314 security, power steering, dash lights, AND GAUGES!?
Sep 09, 2011 (7:41 am)
So, today I was driving my 2003 Saturn Vue on the highway and suddenly every 30 seconds, the security light would flash and the dash lights would flash with it. I figured I'd stop at the next gas station and check the fuse, because I've heard of that problem before. Then all of the sudden all of the lights, including the dashboard and radio, went out except for the headlights, and the engine cut out and I had to pull over to the side of the road. Tried restarting my car, the gauges wouldn't work, the power steering wouldn't kick in, but the engine would start with the service light on. I got out of my car to make a phone call, got back in, and the alarm started going off. Silenced it with the remote... Then I pulled a few fuses that would've made sense, but nothing worked, so I started pulling some that made no sense at all, and VOILA! Everything kicked back on. Decided to head back home instead of go on a road trip in a screwed up car, and thought I was home free until it did it again. TWICE in 20 miles. I've already dealt with a blown transmission, constantly squeaky sway bars no matter how much I lubricate them, and I just want out of this 4000 dollar car that I owe 10 grand on. I feel screwed over, and just wish I had a car that could go a month without some kind of money sucking issue. GM has never created a worse demon.
#175 of 314 Flashing Dash Lights, Clicking Relays.
Sep 28, 2011 (6:02 am)
Had same problem as many here on our 2005 Vue AWD. Also, same fix as a couple of you. Turned out to be the original battery. When I checked the battery it had 12.5V; however, when I disconnected and started it with my other car's battery, it was absolutely fine. Installed a new battery and everything was fine. Although a battery may show you 12.5V, that does not mean it has a good charge and can deliver the amperes required to power your ECUs, starter, fuel pump, and other high power drawing components. It was the OEM battery and lasted 6 years - perfectly acceptable, just a sudden and strange death.
I think this can happen (resulting in power loss as well as lights) while driving, because although the althernator can supply the power you need, it still has to pass through the battery. So, if one or many of the battery cells has a major problem, it will not transfer the amperes you need.