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#1 of 144 2003 Vue won't start
Jul 27, 2007 (8:27 pm)
I have a 2003 Saturn Vue. My wife left the key in run or Accessory position overnight and drained the battery. Now that I have recharged the battery the car will not start. The dealer where I bought it said to turn the ignition to the run position for an hour to reset the security system. Then turn it off and start it. They said this would reset the computer and reenable the fuel pump. Didn't work. Any ideas????? thanks
#2 of 144 similar issue
Jul 29, 2007 (12:35 pm)
had my sister borrow mind to go to work, she called the next day said it wouldn't start, I replaced the battery and it turns over but won't start. another note. the fuel tank is full and the gauge never goes past E. did the one hour thing as well, no luck. Looking for ideas as well.
#3 of 144 2003 Vue
Aug 01, 2007 (9:16 am)
Same here...after getting all fluids changed/flushed...battery dead...jump started...now, security light on...only goes 10-15 mph...taken to local mechanic, could not get started/fixed...now towed to dealer and they are supposedly "re-booting?"
#4 of 144 Re: 2003 Vue [ltuttle]
Aug 01, 2007 (6:17 pm)
Good news on the Vue. Hauled it to town and a mechanic figured it out in 5 hours (only charged us $75). If your battery goes dead in a Saturn Vue here's the simple solution. Turn the ignition switch to run for approx. 10 minutes until the security light goes out. Turn the key off remove it, re-insert and try to start it. If it does not start, repeat the process. If it still does not start, repeat the process again. After the third attempt it should start. This process resets the security system by telling the computer that an authorized person is at the ignition switch. This DID work on our 2003 Vue.
#5 of 144 Re: 2003 Vue [jarheadwarren]
Aug 01, 2007 (6:18 pm)
OK, I forgot one thing. Either charge the battery back up or buy a new one before attempting to reset the security system.
#6 of 144 Re: 2003 Vue [jarheadwarren]
Aug 21, 2007 (8:42 pm)
My daughter has a 2003 Saturn Vue and has some problems with it. The Vue is cranking up and you can drive it but the Security light is flashing,as well as the interior lights. As weird as this sounds, this is going on. Even the locks are continuously locking and unlocking. The headlights are even blinking at times like on an emergency vehicle. The gas hand will go from empty to full and vice versa. The steering wheel gets really hard to turn and you have to cut the car off and re-enter the key several times to get it to turn. We called Saturn and they said that it will cost so much to have it checked out and that more than likely that it is the computer. Before paying some ungodly bill, I think we'll try your suggestion. If you have any other ideas, let me know. Thanks!
#7 of 144 Re: 2003 Vue [joye2]
Aug 22, 2007 (5:33 am)
Does you daughter open the door with the key with the security system armed? If so, this may be why the car is acting funny. You can change the mode on the security system to stop this from happening (if in fact this is the problem). Look in the owners manual, it tells you how to change the mode on the security system. I seem to remember reading in my wife's manual that if the system is set to arm automatically, after the door is closed or if you arm it with the remote, you have to unlock and disarm the security system with the remote before opening the door. Other than that I am not sure. Good luck.
The problem I had was the car would crank over but not start.
#8 of 144 Re: 2003 Vue [jarheadwarren]
Aug 30, 2007 (3:16 pm)
My daughter disarms the alarm before opening the door. She contacted several mechanics in the area. They are all saying that it is a problem with the computer. My mechanic said the computer would have to be shipped to Fl. Then they would find out where the problem is. I checked out Electrical on the same year and found someone having the same problem. Isn't there something that can be done and if so, who do we report this problem to? We have read the manual and did exactly what it says. No luck. I told her to try your suggestion about the battery. Also, Saturn told us that if she doesn't do something quick that she'll need a new computer because it will shut down the Vue. Sometimes, you just can't afford to pay SATURN there outrageous price. Keep me updated if you find out anything. THANKS!!!
#9 of 144 Re: 2003 Vue [jarheadwarren]
Aug 30, 2007 (6:15 pm)
Not so lucky... I replaced the battery only to find out that I had no signal to the fuel pump relay from the ECM. We ended up replacing the ECM.
#10 of 144 Re: 2003 Vue [jnixon1966]
Sep 01, 2007 (3:28 pm)
Okay, so tell me, what did you end up paying? Thanks!