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#115 of 403 Re: vue trans [gmcustsvc]
May 20, 2011 (3:40 pm)
Yesterday May 19,2011 i bought a 2002 Saturn Vue from a used car dealer and three hours later it broke down on me. I am absolutely devastated i'm a college student and i put down every penny i have saved $3,000 to get the car and financed another $2,000 the car was sold as is so i have no legal repercussion to fix this. So now i have no car, no money for a down payment, and my credit will be ruined (which i have worked really hard to not have bad credit) because i can't make payments on a car i can't drive. I can't even find the words to describe how i feel right now utterly hopeless is close though. Saturn says there has been a transmission replacement done on the car once at 50,000miles there's only 85,000miles on it now how is it possible a car company would allow transmission that don't even last more than 50k miles in there cars? I bought a Saturn because i have multiple relatives who own one and love it. My dad has had three and they all got over 200,000. I feel like i've gotten stuck with a lemon and it's going to ruin my life. Please tell me there is something that can be done keeping in mind i have no money because i used it to get the car.
#116 of 403 saturn vue 2003
May 27, 2011 (9:43 pm)
i have saturn vue 2003 transmition probalame any one can help me??????????????????????
#117 of 403 Re: vue trans [442dude]
Jun 01, 2011 (9:11 pm)
I just bought a 2006 vue with the Honda motor. I've read the problems about the transmission. I seem to experience the same boggy motor and shifting rpm's at 30-40mph. It has 77,000 and I made an appointment to get the tranny flushed. Why should I not get it flushed?
#118 of 403 Re: vue trans [jrbud29]
Jun 02, 2011 (6:53 pm)
I would not flush it since the Honda trans uses special fluid (called Z1) I wouldn't believe for a minute that the fluid they are flushing through it is the correct fluid so ultimately you wind up with a bunch of new fluid in your trans that is of the wrong specification. Don't be fooled - the "Z1" IS a special fluid. And at $80+ a case they are probably not filling the flushing machine with the stuff.
Get the fluid at a Honda dealer and drain and refill the transmission fluid. I bet it will cure your boggy shifting and save you a bunch of $ in the process.
Here's the procedure: link title
#119 of 403 2005 saturn vue redline
Jun 03, 2011 (4:34 pm)
I have a 2005 Saturn Vue Redline, and mine has been extremely reliable. I have had it since 2007, and never had a problem. The engine has plenty of power and gets good mpg(21-23 city, 25-28 highway and i have even got 30mpg twice!). I would recommend this car to anyone in the suv market.
#120 of 403 I'm on my 5th transmission
Jun 05, 2011 (7:53 pm)
Very long story, but my 2003 Saturn Vue is at my local "Saturn Authorized Dealer" awaiting it's 5th transmission. It takes 7-10 days to get it and another two days to fix it.
At this point I think they are just sending the current tranny to get rebuilt and will send it back. They won't give me a loaner either. The worst thing about this is the last time the tranny was replaced I had to fight to only pay for the tranny partially. It was $2,800.00. This was in October and a few months ago I started noticing it was slipping, but the dealer couldn't "replicate" the issue after having the car for a day and another day I took the tranny guy for an over 30 mile drive. Finally after I agreed to leave it at the dealer for as long as it would take for a mechanic to drive it home every day until it did it for him, he "replicated' the issue.
The first time it happened was when the car was 3 months old.
The people who engineered this transmission were inept individuals who don't realize what danger people like myself are being put in driving these death traps.
#121 of 403 My 2004 Saturn VUE tran down AGAIN
Jun 09, 2011 (2:19 pm)
I bought it new, at 30,000 miles tran went out and Austin Texas dealership did a repair and I insisted on an extended warranty, they gave me till 75,000, I had to use it twice at Arlington Texas dealership (again they "repaired" it) and by then I had found out what a bad deal I had on my hands, here I am now at 130,000 and the car will go in Reverse but not drive, I am unemployed and DO NOT have the money for a new tran or new car, and regardless of my present finances I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO!!!!! where is GM now? where is Saturn customer service?
#122 of 403 '06 Vue transmission recall?
Jun 10, 2011 (10:34 am)
I have the 4-cylinder version of the 2006 Saturn Vue. For a few months now there has been a delay in reverse. I brought it into a transmission place, which told me it needs either a rebuild or new tranny. I was just told today that there is a recall on Saturn Vue transmissions that my car qualifies for, but I can't seem to find any information on it. Does anyone know about the recall that I'm talking about and if my Vue qualifies?
#123 of 403 Re: '06 Vue transmission recall? [jazzytrav]
Jun 10, 2011 (12:28 pm)
I apologize for your concerns. Can you please email me your VIN and I will look into recall information for you. I look forward to speaking with you! Have a great weekend!
GM Customer Service
#124 of 403 Just found out i need a new transmission.
Jun 13, 2011 (11:35 pm)
Hello one and all.
I have a 2005 Saturn Vue with less that 83,000 miles on it. I bought this car from a dealership as used on Janurary, 31st 2010, and yes the Carfax is clean on it. I started to have problems with it last week. I took it into the garage and was told that I need a brand new transmission, because the one I have is factory defective and will be $4000 to fix it. Also he mentioned that the guy that he gets his transmissions from sells 3-5 of these a week. Now correct me if I am wrong, but that sounds like a lot to me. It should be apparent that I do not feel like paying for this, if it is a problem with the make of it. Any suggestions on how to get ahold of GM to discuss it being replaced? Thank you all.