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#237 of 315 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid start-up
Feb 07, 2012 (6:34 am)
Recently I've had intermittent problems starting up my 2008 Saturn vue hybrid. We've had to jump it a few times and it starts right up. Took it to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic and said my battery was more than fine. I'm definitely running into problems after my car sits for a day or two. The dealership said the first time it was probably due to my phone charger, Garmin ( tho shut off but still plugged in) and my in dash iPod adapter cord all being left plugged in- though I have always done this until now.we just went to the UP MI snowmobiling for a few days and when we got home my Vue once again wouldn't start without a jump and again this morning. The only odd thing I can remember happening was in the fall I did have one night where my drivers side headlight didn't work but after turning the car on and off and messing with the lights switch it did come back on. This maybe totally unrelated. Just wondering if I should change out my battery even tho the dealership says its fine, or do I have another problem?
#238 of 315 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid start-up [shaunami]
Feb 07, 2012 (9:44 am)
I see you've already been in to your dealership; when was this appointment?
Would you like for us to follow up on this?
GM Customer Service
#240 of 315 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid
Feb 27, 2012 (6:21 am)
My 2009 has 72000 miles on it and a bunch of my dash lights popped on including, the check engine light, the abs light, the traction control light and the emergency brake light. The rear hatch button also only works when the the vehicle lights are off. The rear wiper dims all lights when it is ran. Trying to figure out what is causing all these headaches. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
#241 of 315 Re: 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid [lowes152]
Feb 27, 2012 (9:21 am)
I'm sorry to hear about these electrical concerns you're having with your Vue.
There may be helpful information on the electrical system in your owner's manual, starting on page 5-74 (includes information on fuses), or this may be a result of the Electric Power Management (or EPM, information begins on 3-14) trying to work with a high electrical load. This occurs when
several of the following are on, such as: headlamps, high beams, fog lamps, rear window defogger, climate control fan at high speed, heated seats, engine cooling fans, trailer loads, and loads plugged into
accessory power outlets. The EPM works to prevent excessive discharge of the battery by balancing the generator’s output and the vehicle’s electrical needs. One of the things that can occur is a temporary reduction of the power demands of some accessories. Normally, these actions occur in
steps or levels, without being noticeable. In rare cases at the
highest levels of corrective action, this action may be noticeable to the
driver. If so, a Driver Information Center (DIC) message might be
displayed, such as BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE, BATTERY VOLTAGE LOW, or LOW BATTERY. If this message is displayed, it is recommended that the driver reduce the electrical loads as much as
If you've visited your dealership for a diagnosis on this, we're available to follow up with them to see what they found, or to assist in any way we can.
GM Customer Service
Mar 03, 2012 (7:52 am)
This post is for all of the people who have had problems with GM. I have also dealt with GM regarding the faulty Vti transmissions and GM goes through the so called process of opening a case but they will not do anything. They might split the cost with you to repair a defective transmission that they installed and it costs bout $6000.00. So that means the customer has to pay $3000.00 for a transmission that was no good to begin with. There was a class action lawsuit but GM filed bankruptcy and is no longer obligated to fix the problem. Here are a few things that you can do and remember the more people who file complaints the more likely that these problems will be looked into.
Information regarding the class action lawsuit
You can file complaints with :
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Better Business Bureau
Post your problem for the VTi transmission on forum boards
Write your local politicians
Congressmen, local officials and attorney general you can find your local officials at c-span. You may have to Google your state and attorney general separately to find out who that is.
Last but not least you can write the CEO of GM
Mr. Daniel Akerson
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265
Here is the website for the lawsuit that was filed.
#244 of 315 saturn vue electrical problems
Apr 05, 2012 (10:37 am)
well finally fixed the problem with the security light coming on and the motor cutting off i cleaned every ground and replaced the ecm and that solved it. so if you have a vue wit the 3.0 engine thatthe security light flashes and the engine stalls with a p1629 pcm is the culprit
Apr 12, 2012 (2:04 pm)
greetings I have a 2008 saturn vue
the 10 amp circuit breaker that controls the running lights on the left rear running lamp keeps blowing ... there is a neighbor that has the same vehical with the same issue... neither of us have done any cutting or modifing of the stock electrical system... the car only has 38k miles on it .... is this a common problem and is there a common repair for it... and yes I have confirmed the fuse is blowing (it is in the engine compartment) and have replaced the rear tail lamp to make sure it was not that ...
Apr 13, 2012 (4:48 am)
My Saturn begins to emit short honks, spontaneously after a long (45 min plus) trip, but unly when the heat has been on! (I can drive for several hours without the spontaneous posessed honking, if I do not turn on the heat). I can stop the honking by turning the heat knob to cool, or AC, or simply by shutting the car off and letting it cool naturally. Anyone experience this and know what it is?