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#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
#101 of 144 2002 Saturn Vue turns over but won't start
Dec 09, 2011 (12:42 pm)
I have been problems starting 2002 Saturn Vue for about a month now. First we thought it was the fuel pump, and it's not. The car will turn over but 90% of the time will not turn on. When it does actually start, it spits and sputters and if you hit the gas it will stay on. However, I can't get it to start again. The car turns over fine but I cannot get it to turn on. Any suggestions would be very helpful.
#102 of 144 Re: 2002 Vue [nozz44]
Dec 13, 2011 (12:42 pm)
I had a problem where the 2002 Vue would just shut off whlie driving, hen it wouldn't restart until it sat for a while.
The garage replaced the Crank Shaft Sensor and this seems to be working so far.
Has anyone else replaced this?
#103 of 144 2008 Vue won't start
Dec 13, 2011 (4:19 pm)
I expect more from a $28,000 car with less than 40,000 miles. Had my car packed last month for a trip to North Carolina and turned the key and nothing. The car wouldn't start. I called Classic where I take my car and the service man told me it was probably the battery. Ok. I called for a jump. I took it to Auto Zone thinking bad battery. Nice guy did a diagnostic test on battery/starter/etc, nothing showed wrong. I took my trip afraid to turn the car off. Okay, maybe car was having a bad day. Month later, tonight I am ready to go to the store and the car won't start. Now I'm disgusted. I called for a jump again. Wouldn't start. Lights come on and I hear click, click, click. Tomorrow I have it towed to the dealer and will take some of the comments with me that I have read tonight.
#104 of 144 Re: 2008 Vue won't start [bythelake]
Dec 15, 2011 (11:39 am)
Did you end up bringing your vehicle to the dealership? How did this go?
Looking forward to an update,
GM Customer Service
#105 of 144 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue turns over but won't start [brooke_april84]
Dec 30, 2011 (4:32 pm)
In August, 2002 Saturn Vue would start but not turn over ... Body Control Module was draining the battery and was replaced for a whopping $395. Here we are four months later and again, the same problem! Called AAA who stated that the battery was fine ... it was the relay. As a stopgap he switched rear wiper relay for fuel relay ... ran the car for a while ... and told me to drive it to repair. It's pre-New Year's Eve ... Hyundai closed early but I did drive around for 15 minutes ... made a stop ... turned it off and back on again. Two questions: 1) will it turn over tomorrow, and 2) is it a simple minimal cost relay or a faulty BCM? I'll post after returning to Hyundai.
#106 of 144 Re: 2002 Saturn Vue turns over but won't start [vue2002]
Dec 31, 2011 (1:00 pm)
Sounds like the relay is bad - Its likely that the relay that they switched the wiper one for was the fuel pump relay...bring the relay to your local auto parts store and get a new one and install it yourself...may likely solve your problem. Its as easy as unplugging the old one and plugging the new one in - the part should be under $ 25.
#107 of 144 My 2008 Saturn vue wont crank
Jan 01, 2012 (1:42 am)
My 08 saturn vue wont crank but the iginition lights on the dashboard is ok and can see a padlock locked to a car in the dashboard.How do i unlock and start my car.