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#30 of 72 Saturn VUE-Lemon! Back to GM
Aug 06, 2010 (12:17 pm)
A new 2008 VUE w/15 visits to Ed Morse, Brandon, Fl in 13 months. Just platitudes and band-aids. With 3 months of diligent persistance & no concern from the dealer, I made GM take back that vehicle.
A NHSTA recall for a fix was listed prior to purchasing that vehicle. The problem w/the transmission was never addressed by the dealership. They pulled parts out all over the car, time and again. A total waste of time and money.
From now on, I will read reviews before I put my money on the table.
#31 of 72 Re: front end noises [gcvueman]
Dec 29, 2010 (1:43 pm)
I have a 2003 VUE also. Sounds like a Conestoga wagon when going over the slightest bump, ( and has for years). Had the bearings replaced because they were shot, but the noise never abated. Apparently from the many forums on this issue, Saturn never has done anything but deny there is a problem. I just wish someone could come out and say that there is a definitive issue and here's the fix! FYI, I had the rear suspension recall work done and the noise was still there.
#32 of 72 Re: front end noises [mjones60]
Jan 01, 2011 (6:32 am)
Sources of front end noises on the Vue include:
brake caliper pins- there is an updated bushing which will keep them from rattling or alternately you can load them up with caliper grease to keep them quiet
sway bar end links - they will make a groaning noise when you turn the steering wheel or may rattle. Easy to replace and under $ 100 DIY
struts/strut bearings - these are known more for squeaks than rattles. replace the bearing when you replace your struts
steering intermediate shaft - these have been problematic for many automakers as well as GM. Its the shaft that connects the steering wheel to the steering rack and is a VERY VERY common problem. Easy installation... $ 350.00 part - There was also a TSB about adjusting it but it doesn't pertain to the 03 model.
Steering column - there was a TSB about replacing the steering column due to a rattle within its gears. This is the least likely offender.
These are the most common - Good luck...Post back if you're looking for more info.
#33 of 72 Whining/Groaning noise
Jun 09, 2011 (5:48 pm)
Hi. I have a 2004 Saturn Vue with about 75K miles. I am hearing a very loud, groaning or whining sound coming from the left front tire area. The noise seems to get louder with acceleration. It is so loud that I can't hold a converstation with someone in the passenger seat. I thought the problem probably had something to do with the tire, so my friend rotated the tires for me today. The noise is still there and in the same area. Even after a front end alignment, the car still pulls to the left when driving. When braking, I do not notice pull in either direction. The noise does not change when when turning. Any ideas about what could be going on? I appreciate any information you could share.
#34 of 72 Re: Whining/Groaning noise [jhadaway]
Jun 09, 2011 (6:03 pm)
If you have an AWD version? It may be a transmission differential bearing PTU bearing.
#35 of 72 Re: Whining/Groaning noise [jhadaway]
Jun 09, 2011 (6:13 pm)
Have the sway bars replaced, the new ones will have zerk fitting. Cost about $90 to have done. Put your hand on sway bar and have someone turn wheel, you will feel the groan.
#36 of 72 Re: Whining/Groaning noise [jhadaway]
Jun 12, 2011 (10:38 am)
You likely have a bad wheel bearing/hub. Sounds kind of like an airplane propeller right?
#37 of 72 Re: Whining/Groaning noise [442dude]
Jun 27, 2011 (6:35 pm)
I lived with a loud noise that I always thought was coming from the front for 2 years!!! Had the tires rotated, replaced, and even installed some sound proofing and the noise remained and got louder. Then one day a buddy was riding in the back and he said that it wasn't road noise but a metal to metal grinding noise. We jacked the Vue up and moved the wheels to discover it was a back wheel making the noise. Rear hub assembly!! A relatively cheap fix and a rather common problem with the Vue.
#38 of 72 Re: 2004 Saturn Vue Rear Wheels Out of Camber [marke5]
Jul 05, 2011 (9:10 pm)
Did the camber kit work I am having the same problem with the truck not being able to be alinged thank u
#39 of 72 Re: front end noises [gcvueman]
Jul 06, 2011 (3:47 pm)
I did the same thing with the flasher button and the actually button fell down into the dash leaving the lighted portion hovering inside the hole. lol
Still need that repaired.
I also am having the front end work - struts, upper mounts and maybe the sway bar bushings and wheel bearings while it is apart.
Any other advice or suggestions?