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#221 of 341 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue Electrical Problem [dbochappell]
Dec 30, 2011 (12:10 am)
Did you ever figure out the problem on your vue? I was wondering because i am the head technician at a used car lot and i have one with a similar problem. When your car cuts off does the security light come on? If it does it is the same problem i am having i have changed the PCM, BCM,cleaned the grounds, applied dielectric grease to the pcm terminals,the bcm terminals the tcm terminals and the fuse box terminals. When i put the scanner on it i have a fuel enable password not received code in the pcm but no other codes if i had a loss of communication with the bcm i should have a U code but i dont. I am at my wits end if i dont figure out something soon im gonna wash it with gasoline and dry it with a match
#222 of 341 Re: I am not sure what is wrong [michelle449]
Dec 30, 2011 (12:44 am)
before you had all this work done did you have a coolant leak and if so did you add stop leak to the system? if so the radiator may be partially clogged and not able to cool at idle. Did they replace the thermostat? As far as the oil light goes have the mechanic check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge hot at idle if it is below spec may need to replace the oil pump...( but before they do) drop the oil pan and look for metal. i had one doing the same thing with the oil light coming on engine hot at idle and it was bad main bearings (excessive clearance) Hope this helps
#223 of 341 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue Electrical Problem [hillbillysupra]
Dec 30, 2011 (6:18 am)
We took it to the GM dealer, but they couldn't find anything wrong as it wasn't doing it when we brought it in. They said the computer wasn't communicating. It hasn't done it again since!
#224 of 341 Re: 08 vue xr with weird electrical happenings [mia09]
Dec 30, 2011 (7:29 am)
Hi. I've had the same problem with my 09 Vue also. I was driving one day and all of the electrical went completely out: all the lights, all the gauges, even the OnStar system. I pulled over because I too was afraid and turned the car off. Then, it wouldn't turn on. I waited about 10 minutes and tried again and the car did turn on with electrical. I called OnStar for a diagnostic and they found nothing wrong. A few weeks later, the car wouldn't even start! Took to a dealer who also replaced the battery (on a 2 year old car???). I haven't had issues since, but that was only shortly ago, so maybe it's not a battery issue on my car. Perhaps the same as you??
#225 of 341 06 Saturn Vue
Jan 02, 2012 (3:38 am)
I have an 06 Vue, and I just started having problems. First the heated seats ouit working, switches light up, Second, the pass. side air bag wont turn on when my wife sits in car. And third, my lights swiches for rear defroster, and recicuilting air is out. Can all three be related.
Other than these problems it is the nicest car I owned.
#226 of 341 Re: 06 Saturn Vue [plantary]
Jan 02, 2012 (7:40 am)
We had the seat warmer switch go also. We had the computer for the ac go as well. Very frustrating as we would like to sell, but don't know when this computer problem will turn up again! It seems to me that this is an on going problem with the vues. Too bad, as we really love the car, but turning us away from another GM product!
#227 of 341 Re: 06 Saturn Vue [plantary]
Jan 02, 2012 (10:01 am)
Please keep us posted if you were to decide to work with a GM dealership. We would be happy to assist in the process.
GM Customer Service
#228 of 341 Re: 06 Saturn Vue [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jan 02, 2012 (1:24 pm)
Im going to have the air bag fixed, just dont know if all is related
#229 of 341 Re: Documentation of Thread [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jan 08, 2012 (12:23 pm)
We are also haveing problems with batteries on a 2007 Vue with the 4 cyl engine. The car is now on it's 3rd battery!
The battery is dead after the car sets 3-4 days. The car has a bettery drain when put a test light between the battery and fuse block. I have pulled all of the fused and relays to test for the drain. I can not be the test light to go out.
My wife is now afraid to drive the car. She is concerned that she will become stranded when the battery dies.
Can you offer any assistance?
#230 of 341 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue Electrical Problem [hillbillysupra]
Jan 13, 2012 (10:27 am)
Electrical Issues: Your problem the system is grounding thus kill all electrical activity. I had this issue for over a year and it was finally identified and repaired (no parts were required). The location of my grounding issue was on the driver side of the engine bay. Specifically, removing the driverside headlight you will see a squareish box (approx 1'1/2 x same) with wires going/coming to it. This box of wires feed the headlights and because everthing is interconnected it also affects everything else that is controlled by the BCM (body control module--the electral distrobution controler or brain). The tech cleaned the oxidation/reseated the wiring and oiled the area to minimise water buildup. All of this and a working car (for the last six months) only for the cost of two hours of labor. Prior to this solution techs (non-dealer) informed me that it was a bad BCM and battery. They could identify the problem was electrical but that was it. Hopes this helps.