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#204 of 341 Re: Saturn Vue: ELECTRICAL ISSUES [tamara3]
Nov 23, 2011 (7:49 pm)
Wow, ok I thought it was me I purchase my 2008 saturn vue back on July 2009. Every since I left Saturn of Mesquite I have had issues with this truck from the check engine light coming on, the tracking light, gas light staying on, my blinker didn't work and them breaking the lash to my hood. I would run to them so much I just got tried. Now today I tried backing up in my garage and I have no power this is no cool and I want to know what do they plan on doing about it. They lied and said the car was never wreck and it was. It probably wasn't reported but you could look at the paint job and tell. Could any one give me any suggestions on what to do?
Nov 23, 2011 (7:52 pm)
Wow, ok I thought it was me I purchase my 2008 saturn vue back on July 2009. Every since I left Saturn of Mesquite I have had issues with this truck from the check engine light coming on, the tracking light, gas light staying on, my blinker didn't work and them breaking the lash to my hood. I would run to them so much I just got tried. Now today I tried backing up in my garage and I have no power this is no cool and I want to know what do they plan on doing about it. They lied and said the car was never wreck and it was. It probably wasn't reported but you could look at the paint job and tell. Could any one give me any suggestions on what to do? How can a company just do this to people?
#206 of 341 Re: Help Please [madison06]
Nov 25, 2011 (6:52 am)
Will you please email us more information (including your name/username and the last 8 of your VIN)?
GM Customer Service
#207 of 341 Re: Help Please [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 25, 2011 (8:04 am)
I just email you let me know if there is anything else you need. I just can't believe I am going through this when there were signs back when I purchased this truck and no one helped me.
#208 of 341 Saturn VUE will not start after replacing radio
Nov 25, 2011 (9:53 am)
I've just installed a new radio in my 2005 Saturn VUE. The radio powered on and seemed to work fine after install. I put the console back together and tried to start the car. The engine would not turn over and a clicking noise was all that happened. All the other electric seems to work such as power windows, locks, and lights.
The vehicle is a 4 cylinder standard. I think there may be an issue recognizing the clucth is in or the vehicle is in neutral. I tried to disconnect the battery to see if it was a computer issue that could be reset but that did not work. The fuses seem fine as well.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
#209 of 341 2008 vue wouldn;t start intermittently
Dec 01, 2011 (5:16 pm)
Car acts like battery is dead but just put a jumper on it and it starts right off. had battery load tested at pep boy and all ok.when the car wouldn't start you can check the car clock and its got the wrong time. the next time you start the car the clock has the correct time without resetting it.
This has happened several times. After driving the car, shutting it off and trying to start again sometimes it starts and sometimes not. had the error code checked and no code showed up. pulled several of the main fuses to see if there was a drain no luck. Checking the battery voltage when it wouldn't start and it is about 10.5v. When the car starts normally and you drive it you never know if it will start even after being shut off for only five minutes. (too short of time to drain the battery) Could this be caused by the BCM and can a dealer actually pinpoint the cause if it is the BCM? all ideas welcome. Car is 2008 vue with 17100 miles on it
#210 of 341 Re: 2008 vue wouldn;t start intermittently [sad2008]
Dec 02, 2011 (7:11 am)
I'm sorry to hear about this frustrating concern with your Vue. If you were to bring your vehicle into the dealership and voice your concern about the BCM, they should look into that particular component as they do their diagnosis. Should you decide to visit your dealership, please let us know.
GM Customer Service
#211 of 341 2004 Vue 4 cyl. electrical went haywire
Dec 15, 2011 (12:40 pm)
Started to drive my Vue to the store about 2 months ago and the blinkers went out and all the lights on the control panel started to light up. Pulled over to the side of the road and turned off the car and started it again and everything work fine for the rest of the day. About two days later the same thing happened only this time when I restarted it the right blinker quick flashed like the bulb had gone out. I replaced the right rear bulb and it worked but most of the lights came on dimly, not bright and the car started running rough like it was running on three cylinders. I was about three blocks from home so I limped it home. About 4 hours later, I went out to check it out and it started up fine. Drove it about 50 feet down the street and it did the same thing. I took it back to the house and parked it. Due medical issues with my son, I had to use his truck to get him back and forth to the doctor each day. My son-in-law who is a mechanic, came over on Thanksgiving and we replaced the spark plugs thinking it was a bad plug. I started it the car up and it idled higher than it normally did but settled after about 2 minutes of warming it up. Same thing happened again as before, blinker and running rough.
I went down to the Chevy dealer( former Saturn dealer) and talked to service writer and he stated that it was most likely the on board computer box as did two others that were standing there and listening. He told me it would be $155 to check it out $400 for the part and $165 to program it plus tax. I told him I had never had a problem with the Vue since I purchased it new and only had about 86,000 miles on it. He said "It's 7 years old what do you expect". That kind of ticked me off because I had bought 4 Saturns, 2 new and 2 used, and a used S-10 pickup from them when they were a Saturn dealer.
I came home and looked up for a cause that we may have been able to fix and ran across this tread and than realized I was not the only one having the same problem.
Right now I have a Vue sitting in my driveway that I can't use and another 2008 that my wife drives that I'm worried that may end up doing the same thing. Do to the cancer that my son is being treated for, we can't afford to get it fixed. This seems, according to this blog, to be a major problem.
#212 of 341 Re: 2004 Vue 4 cyl. electrical went haywire [xrambler]
Dec 16, 2011 (10:05 am)
I am sorry that this situation is so difficult. I understand that your son is facing some medical issues, and to add in a vehicle concern is no doubt stressful.
If we can follow up with the dealership on your behalf, we would be happy to do so. We would get a Customer Assistance case established, as well. Please send us an email message with the following information: your name/username, contact information (phone and address), the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your current dealership and a description of any visits you have made there (including the one mentioned in this post) for this concern.
We look forward to your response,
GM Customer Service
#213 of 341 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue electrical issues [cclandis]
Dec 17, 2011 (10:43 am)
WE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. NO TURN SIGNALS, NO TACHOMETER, NO FUEL READING, AND LOTS OF INDICATORS ON DASH, SUCH AS THE BRAKE LIGHT WARNING LIGHT (IT'S NOT ON), SO OFF TO THE CHEVY DEALER WHO WILL SOAK US FOR THE REPAIR! I THINK THIS IS A RECALL PROBLEM AFTER I HAVE READ ALL THE COMMENTS ON THIS PAGE! NO MORE GM, BACK TO FORDS!! WE BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE IT WAS AN AMERICAN MADE CAR..THAT WHAT WE GET.