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#2 of 431 2004 vue Transmission trouble
Oct 02, 2008 (9:46 am)
Does any one have Info on the 3.5L V-6 Which is a Honda running gear in this model.
Having trouble with tranny not staying in gear,while in Drive,coming to a complete stop,vehicle will shift out of gear,drop shifter into 2 gear will then shift into gear,then vehicle can be shifted back into DRIVE ok.
#3 of 431 Transmission problems
Oct 05, 2008 (3:25 pm)
I own a 2003 6 cylinder, 5 speed automatic and when driving the rpms rev up and the shifting is hesitaing or acting like it does not kow what gear to go into( up or down)
I have hear of problems with the 4 cylnder trannys and the bad VTI, but does tis sound like my transmission is going out or could it be something simple
it has 75 000 miles on it, the dealer said 6 months ago that it was a bad fule injector. I don t think a injector would cause this? HELP _PLEASE
#4 of 431 Re: Transmission problems [slslinde]
Oct 06, 2008 (2:20 pm)
Before you panic - sometimes the Aisin tranny will act funny and the RPMs will flare like you described when the trans fluid level is low - you might want to check it...
#5 of 431 Help Please! Saturn Vue transmission problems!!!!
Oct 23, 2008 (9:41 am)
We bought a 2004 Saturn Vue on May 31. There is 61,000 miles on the car now and the transmission goes out. Thank god we purchased an extended 100,00 mile powertrain warranty........However, the transmission place called and told me that I may not have know this but a condition of the warranty is that we had to have an oil change preformed within the first 60 days of ownership or else the warranty is null and void! What does an oil change have to do with the transmission??????? Thank goodness we did have one and faxed the recipt to the warranty company, now we are waiting to see if they approve the repairs! My brother has a Saturn and loves it, that is why we purchased one. What the heck is the deal? We shouldn't be penalized for a faulty product! I feel as if we are getting the run around due to the costly repairs that need to be done.
#7 of 431 2003 Vue VTi AWD 4 cylinder transmission failure
Nov 14, 2008 (5:55 am)
bought new in Canada, exported to Caribbean, at 20,000 km the interior computer module goes, at 30,000 km the reverse gear on transmission only goes forward (same in neutral). The only warning was that day the car would not reach speed (I thought it was in low) but corrected after stopping, then when parked would not reverse. I read of this model having 4 transmission repairs, etc. but with close to 100,000 miles (30,000 km = 19,000 miles) so how can this babied car fail so early? Yearly, this car was used for 6 months and then not for 6 months while we were back in Canada. Failed at end of warrantee, no extended warrantee for canadian buyers. No point in repairing if the transmission design is so faulty (shipping to and back from Florida for repairs is $3,000). Would some kind of fluid cleaning restore a stuck valve? Can anyone see hope in converting to a manual transmission (will the AWD be toast--any further liabilities here), (the wiring harness of the auto/trans/engine does not match the manual trans harness)????
I really hate to bury this almost new car but it has no parts value or use on the island, so the manual trans conversion was my minds last gasp. Would appreciate some knowledgeable imput. Thanks, Dwight C.
#8 of 431 Re: Transmission problems [slslinde]
Jan 01, 2009 (9:05 am)
I'm having the same type of problem...around 45 mph it seems to oscillate 300 rpms..have you resolved you problem?? I noticed that Saturn has a service bulletin for the torque converter "shuddering". Please share your any up-dates??
#9 of 431 Re: 2004 vue Transmission trouble [1578duggy9]
Jan 06, 2009 (7:32 am)
We have a 2004 with the 3.5 Honda engine and it comes out of drive sometimes. It only happens when stopped and the you push the gas to go it just revs up and doesn't move, if i shift into N and then back it drives but the CE light comes on and it runs rough. After you turn it off then start it up the light is off and runs fine, even if its only off for a sec. It does this about 2 times on a 20 mile in town trip. Some times it will go weeks without doing it. It has never done it once the car is at speed. 3 different repair shops do there fluid and computer checks and say the only thing they can do is replace it with a rebuilt one, Saturn charges to even look at it. To me it seams like a electrical/computer problem not mechanical. It is to the point now my wife says get rid of it, other than this the car has no other problems.
#10 of 431 2006 vue auto.trans. honda parts
Feb 21, 2009 (3:05 pm)
I love my vue! However, right from the first mth of purchase, I noticed trans. not engaging at lower speeds. I was assured that this was characteristic of this vehicle and not to be of concern. At the time it seemed intermittent but not alarming. Around 42,500 miles the condition became a problem with engaging and disengaging, again, nothing debilitating but it became disturbing; dealer topped off fluid???? and it seemed ok. I then took it to an acura dealer for oil change and was told that I had a problem w/trans., they drained 50% of fluid and replaced with new. 300 miles later, I beginning to experience problem once again. I don't want to wait until it's drops, what should I do? My original dealership closed up and the GM dealer that I was sent to, makes me feel second rate. I maintain my vue, in and out, impeccably and this is disturbing to me.
#11 of 431 2004 Vue trans oscillating and shuddering
Mar 08, 2009 (9:23 am)
My 2004 6 cl Honda engine all wheel drive has rpm or transmission oscillating and shuddering, What is the solution? Saturn service says that is not a problem. Not good. Pleasa advise.