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#186 of 336 Re: HUGE ELECTRICAL ISSUES [normy2]
Oct 24, 2011 (7:55 am)
I purchased a Used 2006 Saturn Vue V6 Jan 2011 VIN 5GZCZ63466S866995. I have been having problems with brakes, acceleration, stalling, dash lights and now inclining issues from the first day of purchase. Months and weeks went by with negotiations with their Lawyer until they agreed it was a problem before I purchased the car.
The new issues is after the dealership kept my car for one month, When I am driving on a incline it makes a grinding sound and has problems shifting into gear. At random My SUV would just shut off on the highway which put me as well as my son in a dangerous situation. After months of going back and forth with the dealership not being able to mimic the problem it was finally discovered after they had it for one week 08 Sept 2011. I received the car back 08 Oct 2011 and after two days immediately took the car back to the dealership after having a new issue of the car having inclining issues. When I try to go up a hill or incline it makes a grinding sound. At random the dash lights will come on and off. They could not hear how rough the cars sounds nor could they mimic the problem because the time they had it was 10 minutes and the drive they did had not contained any hills.
When I accelerate it jerks until it gets in gear. I called the dealership and they will get it back in on 25 October 2011.
The issues started the day I brought my used Saturn Vue from the dealership from rotors and drums, key ignitions, stalling, dash lights and computer issues. They fixed the Engine Control Module and brakes free of charge. But then the other items are starting to go hay wire. Not only is it having the issues mention it is also sounds like a super reared up sports car. Meaning very loud muffler sounds under the hood.
I am beginning to think this car was a lemon. I spoke to one of the salesman at the dealership where I purchased my used vue and was told the reason it was trade was due to the issues I am having. Why would you put someone is a dangerous and pricey situation.
I think GM needs to recall the Saturn Vue Key ignition and computers issues these cars are having before it ends in a fatality. Oh I forgot they do not make Saturnís anymore. So what is our recourse? Most of this issue may not be the dealership fault due to this being a manufacturing issue. Although the dealerships should have done a better job on checking on their used cars.
Looks Like I am stuck with payments I can afford but repairs I cannot. What do you do? I will be upside down trading this SUV and the dealership doesnít want the problem back.
Will GM fix these mechanical issues or will I suffer?
When I joined the military they taught me the most important thing I live by everyday to make a difference. Integrity first, Service before self, and excellence in all we do.
It sad that not all live by the same quote and people like me have to suffer with the burdens of others morality ethical and integrity issues.
This car is a safety concern and someone needs to address it.
On 17 Sept 2011 my Saturn Vue stalled (cut off) in the middle of 135 during Dallas Traffic. My son and I got out of the car before a Diesel almost collided with us.
Who else is having these issues? What do we do? I am fortunate enough to live down from my base and I do not have far to drive. But I will not trust this on any Highways. And now I am responsible for everything happening to this car I have only owned for 8 months. It has been in the shoe over 20 times in eight months with the first being 2 days I have I purchased it and now I am due back in again tomorrow for the same issues that are ongoing.
The Dealership wants me to take a loss and trade it which they will only give me 7000.00 they will not buy this lemon back. Then told me I need 4000.00 down before they can help me. They sold me a lemon because they did not do the thorough check of this vehicle before giving it to another person. I went to JAG and they are sayings itís a Civil Issue and there is not lemon laws in KS for used cars.
What do we do for Justice!!!???
Help if you have any suggestions on what I can do before a fatality happens in this SUV.
#187 of 336 Re: HUGE ELECTRICAL ISSUES [tamara3]
Oct 24, 2011 (11:45 am)
Thank you for your service in the military. I show there is an open Customer Satisfaction Program for your vehicle. I would recommend speaking with the dealer to have this taken care of. Have you spoke with Customer Assistance about your concerns? If not I would recommend opening up a case with GM Customer Assistance. I would be more than happy to assist you in doing so. Please feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from you.
GM Customer Service
#188 of 336 Re: HUGE ELECTRICAL ISSUES [gmcustsvc]
Oct 24, 2011 (1:24 pm)
I have attempted 10 times to get thru on your GM customer service website but I keep getting an error HTTP. What open customer service ticket are you refering to? Please advise how to contact.
The dealership I am working it is not Affilated with GM.
#189 of 336 Re: HUGE ELECTRICAL ISSUES [gmcustsvc]
Oct 24, 2011 (1:32 pm)
yes please assist this issue. I have tried to find this Customer Satisfaction Program and can not.
#190 of 336 Re: HUGE ELECTRICAL ISSUES [tamara3]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 24, 2011 (4:55 pm)
Click on gmcustsvc membername for their e-mail address..
#191 of 336 2002 Saturn Vue Electrical Problem
Oct 26, 2011 (8:31 am)
We have been having a problem with our Vue for about a year. 2 mechanics and our local GM dealer have been unable to diagnose. We have replaced the Fuel filter, ignition (it has been rekeyed), crank sensor, cam sensor, rear coil bank, plugs and plug wires, and the ignition control module. The car dies without warning while driving, at any speed. No sputtering, just dies, while still rolling you can put car in neutral and restart it, might take 2 or 3 tries. The service engine light does come on, flashes at times. It has given signal to the Body Control Module and the PCM(?)...but the GM dealer said neigther of those was the problem. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#192 of 336 Saturn Vue 2003-legal help
Nov 14, 2011 (6:11 am)
Hello, I am hoping someone can help me. I financed an used 2003 Saturn Vue from a dealer in March 2011, after about three months I started to hear loud noises, the car just reached 100,000 miles so I had to fix the alternator, and both bearings on the left side. I still hear the loud noises and the Service Engine light keeps coming on. Well after discovering this website, I called the GM dealer and they told me that the transmission was recalled and it was covered for only 75,000 miles. Well, my question is, if the dealer took responsiblity of this car, is it their legal responsiblity to fix the transmission? My mechanic did a test to the car and stated that the loud noise is coming from the E-vap emission and the transmission. Please help. I do not waqnt to get stuck paying about $2,000 for a new transmission on a car I am still financing.
#193 of 336 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue Electrical Problem [dbochappell]
Nov 15, 2011 (7:22 pm)
Wow, this sounds crazy, but my 2002 Vue just started doing some crazy things that, from what I read, is without a doubt a body control module issue (bcm). It first started a week ago, when I noticed my ebrake light was lit on my dash. A few days later came the seatbelt light along with the brake light. These would flash intermittently then stop. The next day I added to the mix my ignition/seatbelt chime (the one that rings when you first turn on the car) started to sound like someone was choking it to death. The next day I noticed my dash speedometer and rpm gauge going up and down, gas gauge goes flat, service light flashing. Now, today......power steering went in and out along with the other dash light, guage and chime issues. Funny thing is that the bcm had a recall when I first bought it in 2002/2003. They replaced it and right after I got the car back my gas mileage went from an amazing 42 per gallon to about 30 in the city. I Am still pretty peeved. BCM replacement is about 550 in Colorado. Why can't I find a more inexpensive route. Why doesn't GM acknowledge this and recall this part?
#195 of 336 Re: 08 vue xr with weird electrical happenings [crystally83]
Nov 20, 2011 (10:39 pm)
I am really concerned now with all of the postings that I am reading that are similar to mine experience. I have 2009 Saturn Vue that I bought just 1 year ago. After purchasing the car I saw the lights flicker inside of the car a couple of times, but not consistently or for long periods of time. It is so quick you could miss it. A couple of months ago my all of the gauge signals lit up in my car and I slowly lost power. First, my lights were flickering, then the radio and signal and brake lights went out. It was a really safety issue. I had my daughter in the on my way to taking her to school. I was terrified that someone would run into the back of us because I had no break lights or signals working. Once I made it safely to her school, I immediately called the dealer that I purchased the car from. I took it in. They determined it was the battery and charge me $210 to replace the battery and the connecting cables.
Flash forward to now. I recently saw my interior lights flicker a couple of times briefly recently. Again, it was fast and barely noticeable. My vehicle is now parked in my garage. I drove it into my garage and parked with no indication of a problem. Now it won't start. I tried to jump it, but nothing is working. The lights, radio and gauge signals will come on with the jumper cables attached, but the engine will not come on. With the jumper cables all of the dashboard readings turn off, signaling everything is fine, except for the engine symbol. Given that I have just purchased a brand new battery I am getting really frustrated. It is right before Christmas, my husband is deployed in Afghanistan so I cannot afford to invest money into a 2009 car. We bought the car so that he could be assured that we wouldn't have car problems while he was away.
I really love the car when it is working. But, now I am worried that I am going to have to eventually get rid of it so that I can drive my children and myself around safely. First thing tomorrow morning I am calling for the roadside assistance to take it to the nearest certified dealership that works on Saturns. However, given the numerous complaints about the electrical system I will also be seeking to find out what my rights are legally and will research what avenues to take to make sure that my car is properly fixed. Some have commented about class action suits. I hope that I can get help before I have to go to that measure. The battery should not be dead after a couple of months. Something is definitely wrong.