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#257 of 315 2006 Saturn Vue Electrical issues?
Jul 08, 2012 (10:02 am)
I left my car parked in a neighborhood known for cars being broken into. When I returned to my car, my headlights flickering and my car was chirping. My keyless remote would not unlock my door. After I opened with my key the horn started honking and security light flashing. Thankfully the panic button on my remote worked to stop it. However, the keyless remote doesn't work to lock my doors anymore. I thought the problem was caused by someone trying to break into it. But now that other strange things are happening, maybe it is an electrical issue?
Now when I start my car after it has been sitting awhile it will making a repeated fast clicking sound and dashboard lights flicker just before it turns over. Also last week my cruise stopped working (it has always had a problem of occasionally turning off by itself before, but was always able to restart it)
I don't understand what hillybillysupra did, but going to research it a little more to see if that will fix my problem. Don't want to take into dealership... just spent a year trying to get torque converter problem dealt with - and sorry Sarah, but GM was no help at all in getting my issue resolved. I think I would have been better dealing with the dealer myself.
#258 of 315 Re: 07 saturn vue [jamann1979]
Jul 12, 2012 (10:31 am)
Good afternoon jamann1979,
Have you had any luck on finding a resolution for these electrical matters on your Vue?
GM Customer Service
#259 of 315 Saturn Vue multiple electrical failures
Jul 12, 2012 (12:58 pm)
2003 Saturn Vue V6...started car and "security" light was flashing intermittantly...released emerg. hand brake to drive away and "brake" light on dash stayed on...pulled out of driveway and "change oil soon" light came on, followed shortly by "service engine soon" light. About 5 minutes later "service" and "ABS" light came on, speedometer, tach, fuel guage and temperature guage failure. Power steering failed about 5 minutes after that. A/C does not blow cold and electric door locks have failed.
#260 of 315 Re: Saturn Vue multiple electrical failures [petie1952]
Jul 21, 2012 (9:15 pm)
I just started to have almost the same issues with my 2002 VUE. Did you get the problem diagnosed and solved? How much did it cost?
#261 of 315 Re: Saturn Vue multiple electrical failures [bungalowjo]
Jul 22, 2012 (2:58 am)
After a few frustrating weeks I can say I finally got someone to fix it. Yeah! I told the first mechanic about hillybilly's solve with cleaning a ground wire and he dismissed me, but the 3rd mechanic confirmed it & found the chassis wire was hot and he cleaned and lubricated it & it solved the problem - he charged me $160.
The whole process took almost 3 weeks and at the beginning I think was difficult to diagnose because it was so intermittent and it wouldn't do it for the first 2 mechanics. Even when the other symptoms weren't present, switching the headlights in different modes would make the interior lights flicker and that seemed to be the key to my husband that may have helped point to wiring problem sooner. It got to the point where random dashboard lights were always flashing by the time my husband took over. It had already cost a lot more with the added cost to tow it to the 2nd mechanic because I was afraid to drive it because the steering wheel would lock up intermittently. And even if you know exactly what is wrong and what needs to be fixed, if you are a woman, I hate to say this but you might have better luck if you have a man take it in good luck!
#262 of 315 Re: Saturn Vue multiple electrical failures [bungalowjo]
Jul 26, 2012 (4:31 pm)
The ground was checked as being okay by a GM dealership...I took it there because I was convinced it was the BCM (body control module) and only they can program a new one...the BCM is toast, the timing belt was being changed when they said the water pump is leaking (I was having to add coolant once in a while), the pulleys were worn and misaligned and they wouldn't warranty the belt unless they changed pulleys...the transmission has already been replaced once...and now it was starting to show the same shifting symptoms as the first...the bushings in the front end were going again and the rear window washer motor was starting to fail for the 3rd time...GM gave me $3000 towards a trade-in and I grabbed it...without a word of a lie, the Saturn Vue was the worst vehicle I have ever owned...I cleaned out the glove compartment to remove all traces of my name and repair biils and my wife made the horrible mistake of adding up all the repair bills on this vehicle and telling me that I had spent the equivalent of 50% of the original purchase price...best of luck with yours!
#263 of 315 Re: Saturn Vue multiple electrical failures [petie52]
Jul 26, 2012 (6:06 pm)
WOW. How many miles were on that?
#264 of 315 Re: Hot Posessed Saturn [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jul 26, 2012 (6:09 pm)
Jul 27, 2012 (11:10 am)
I had similar electrical problems on my 2008 Vue Redline, the tail lights, horn and high beams all went out. I finally found out that it was bad relay switches in the fuse box. I replaced those three and they have worked fine.
However, just recently the transmission has been having problems. I switched out another relay and it seemed to work for a while but is now having problems again. Not sure now if this is an electrical problem or not...
#266 of 315 Re: Relays [aviatechnisong]
Jul 30, 2012 (8:12 am)
Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. Have you spoke with your dealer of choice yet? If not, I would recommend starting there. Please feel free to email me directly with any questions comments or concerns.
GM Customer Service