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#91 of 144 Re: 2008 Vue won't start & stuck in park [jeffbond1]
Aug 23, 2011 (10:24 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Were you planning on taking the vehicle to the dealership? Please keep me posted.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#92 of 144 Re: 2008 Vue won't start & stuck in park [jeffbond1]
Aug 23, 2011 (2:30 pm)
You should feel lucky your three year old did not start the car.
I strongly suggest taking your Vue to a qualifyed repair shop and never let a three year old play with knobs or switches in any vehicle.
#93 of 144 Re: 2008 Vue won't start & stuck in park [jeffbond1]
Aug 23, 2011 (3:55 pm)
First you have to get the key out, then you can deal....
1. Try this, turn the steering wheel back and forth while you gingerly try to wiggle the key and hopefully it will loosen enough so you can turn it to where you can get it out. Don't force the key...last thing you want to do is break it.
2. Then, do not use that key but instead, use your spare key...the Saturn keys tend to wear out and not work in the ignition. IF you don't have a spare, get the dealer to make one from your VIN # and not from the worn out one
3. If even the newer key won't turn either, try using a little powdered graphite in the key hole before you put the key in. you can get it at Home Depot...use it sparingly, a little goes a long way. Don't use something like WD40 or you are asking for other issues.
Once you get the key to turn you can deal with the dead battery...
#94 of 144 Electrical Problems???
Sep 06, 2011 (12:19 pm)
About a year ago, my 2008 Saturn Vue wouldn't start one morning before work. My neighbor jump started it for me when I was at work, and took it over to a garage, where nobody had an explaination as to what was wrong. The battery was fine, the alternator, everything. And the car was fine since.
About 2 months ago, I noticed at night that my Hazard Light button and the headlight switch are lit up. I was afraid I might have a dead battery, but never seem to. This weekend, my car wouldn't start two times. I took it to my brother-in-law this morning. He said that everything checks out perfect on it, and it started right up for him.
Am I losing my mind? Can anybody tell me if they have come across similar things? I am getting fed up with the GM dealerships, because they all seem to not give a rats butt when I call them. PLEASE PLEASE someone help me out here!
Dazed and Confused!
#95 of 144 Re: Electrical Problems??? [cocacolaman]
Sep 08, 2011 (6:26 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Could you please go more into detail on the problems you have encountered with the GM dealership? Have you spoken with GM Customer Assistance?
Caron, GM Customer Service
#96 of 144 Re: Electrical Problems??? [cocacolaman]
Sep 26, 2011 (8:58 pm)
I had the same problem, 3 times in the last year. YES, I took it in too and they couldn't find anything wrong. It's acting up again and I know what will happen. Waste my valuable time taking it in and they won't find nothing wrong!!!! I came online to see if anybody else was having issues and came across this web page.
#97 of 144 Re: Electrical Problems??? [steelheart214]
Oct 06, 2011 (1:28 pm)
Has the dealer involved Technical Assistance? If not, I would recommend asking them to do so. Have you spoke with Customer Assistance? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#98 of 144 2008 Vue no start after dead battery
Oct 27, 2011 (8:45 am)
2008 Saturn Vue XE, The original battery gave up the ghost. It would not hold a charge and failed current draw test. No big deal right ! I purchased a new battery and installed it. The car would not crank. All dash lights and systems seemed to work correctly but no crank. Disconnected battery to reset ECU. Tried waiting 10 minutes, 1 hour and over night. Same situation. On first start the anti theft light came on before crank and never again. Clearly something was not right. Long story short, after pulling each fuse for ECU, TCU and BCM one at a time the car would then crank and start. Due to either the low voltage from the bad battery or replacing the battery the TDM was not talking to the other modules correctly. I hope this keeps someone from pulling their hair out during what should be a simple battery replacement.
#99 of 144 Re: 2008 Vue no start after dead battery [carsingarage]
Nov 19, 2011 (10:49 am)
Sounds like I'm having the same or similar problem with my 2008 Saturn Vue Redline. Walked out to it yesterday, acted like a dead battery. Was able to jump start it last night, but walked out this morning - same thing. I realized that it might be more complex than a dead battery.
Just to make sure that I don't misunderstand, you're saying that you replaced the fuses, not just pulled and put back, to get your Saturn to crank? Are you saying that after all of that, the TDM still does not talk to the other modules correctly?
Also, I've read about Saturns having BCM issues. Is it possible that I instead or also have a BCM problem?
Finally, do you think that there is a possibility that my battery is O.K., but that I just need to go through the fuse pulling process? (I'm being hopeful)
#100 of 144 Re: 2008 Vue no start after dead battery [arcticvue]
Nov 22, 2011 (10:54 am)
I would recommend speaking with your GM dealer of choice. Thank you for posting your concerns. Please keep me updated on your progress. Please feel free to email me directly.
GM Customer Service