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#186 of 403 Re: 2006 Saturn Vue Transmission Problems, Again [bismarck318]
Oct 23, 2011 (5:50 am)
My wife had this same issue with her 2006 Saturn Vue. After resaerching on this site and a few others I took it to the dealer as an educated consumer. They reset the computer module and the dragging issue went away. She has never had the battery changed in 5 years so thats due for a change. The battery is swollen on both sides and its now starting to give issues when starting. So we plan to change the battery out thgis weekend and take it in at 90k miles for the recommended service. She has about 1000 miles til then.
#187 of 403 Re: 05 Saturn Vue transmission [codytaz]
Oct 23, 2011 (11:35 am)
My daughter has a 2004 Saturn Vue and the transmission was rebuilt 10 months ago and after getting it back 1 month later the transmission went out again. Now 8 months and 8,000 miles later the transmission is going out again and because it had a change in title names the place that repaired the transmission that had the 12 month warranty won't honor the warranty. Anyways we was unaware of the recall on this transmission. Would you be so kind to supply me with the contact numbers and everything I need to help me get some help from GM on the recall. I would really appreciate any help you can give to me. Thank you.
#188 of 403 Re: 05 Saturn Vue transmission [lsmith12]
Oct 24, 2011 (12:50 pm)
I apologize for your frustrations. Can you please email me your complete contact information including mailing address, VIN, current mileage, involved dealer, and a brief description of your experience? I look forward to your email.
GM Customer Service
#190 of 403 shoot me in the leg instead
Oct 25, 2011 (6:16 pm)
Well same crap different crapper, I just can't emphasize on how angry this Saturn Vue 2003 2.2L makes me. My vehicle has 98,000 miles and has been sitting in my back yard for 2 years now. At 98,000 miles it has had 3 transmission failures. The 1st came in at 67,000 miles, the 2nd at 83,000miles and now (the one i refuse to death to repair) came at, you guessed right, 98,000 miles. GM should really hear the people out and if not we should all come together and demand that a re-file class action relief to occur at a 100% total cost covered/refund and more, no 50/50 or $5,000 exchange towards a NEW GM vehicle. Think about it........... People at GM sure know how to wash off their hands from dirt = people (at least that's the way I feel they have treated me so far)
#191 of 403 03 Saturn Vue Transmission Failure
Oct 26, 2011 (7:33 am)
I purchased a 2003 Saturn Vue last year, I'm still making payments on this until January of 2012. At 98,000 miles I have been informed by my mechanic that it will require a full transmission rebuild. The dealership quoted me $5,500. I cannot believe that this issue is being blatantly disregarded. The dealership told me they have no recollection of an issue with this model and year Saturn (these forms seem to challenge that statement) and that my only choice is to pay for the overhaul. My choices are to pay for the repairs and not have money to pay my monthly payment, or keep paying my payments and let the car sit in my driveway. Why is nothing being done about this? I don't understand why no alternative options are being offered.
#192 of 403 2005 Saturn Vue
Oct 26, 2011 (1:13 pm)
Well here is an update, I was quoted for a "new" transmission, $4400.00 and I toke the 50/50 split that Saturn offered me, so my total was $2200.00 which is still alot. I had read on the forum about the lawsuit with Lakin & Chapman so I checked it out, you have to of brought your Saturn prior to Jan. 9, 2009 which I didn't but she did give me an address for the CEO of GM. I wrote a letter and I got a response today, I only have to pay $1000.00 flat fee and they will cover the rest. Sometime if you hound them to death you will get somewhere, so they toke off another $1200.00. As soon as the car is done, the for sale sign is going in. I hate to give the problem to someone else but I owe too much on it. Let someone else deal with Saturn or GM, cause I'm done with them.
#193 of 403 Re: 2005 Saturn Vue [codytaz]
Oct 27, 2011 (10:58 am)
I apologize for your frustrations and experience. I am happy to hear GM was able to provide you with assistance for your vehicle. If you have any other questions comments or concerns please feel free to email me directly.
GM Customer Service
#194 of 403 Is it really what I think?????
Oct 27, 2011 (6:55 pm)
Have been following the VUE'S transmission issues hoping it would happen, well it has! I stopped in a parking lot to let someone out, when I tried to pull in... NOTHING! my SUV just sat there like I was in neutral.
I hate what I am seeing, that we have to pay all or part of a repair Saturn knows is a problem!!! Great, buy AMERICAN and get screwed!!!!!
No one these days can to buy a new car much less have a repair bill of this magnitude! My SUV is not even worth the amount of the repair.
If anyone has gotten true satisfaction, please post and tell the rest of us how you did it and where you had to go.
#195 of 403 Re: 2004 Saturn Vue [pavueowner]
Oct 27, 2011 (7:10 pm)
Hi - I am right with you. If you can believe it I have had 4 transmissions replaced not counting the original. Just came back from the dealership with a "new transmission" and it still sounds like crap. See below - any insight you have gained from your situation would be most helpful. GM is willing to do nothing for me - despite me paying the $3500 for the 50/50 split option.
November 2009 - Initial letter sent to me regarding the initial transmission condition
March 3, 2011 - Initial complaint; estimate of vehicle repairs provided for the following:
- VTI trans
-Add rear main seal; leaking (changed mind and realized it wasn't leaking, rather it was the VTI fluid
-Clean and lubricate steering column
-A/C cabin filter
-Engine air filter
March 17, 2011 - Transmission replacement; Cleaned and lubricated steering shaft; multi-point inspection; fuel induction service; fogkit engine
March 30, 2011 - Issues with transmission jerking in reverse; grinding noise on start up when cold following transmission installment; ordered transmission replacement
April 6, 2011 - Transmission replacement; Alignment performed; indicated noise is related to starter which is not damaged from transmission repair; complimentary oil change/tire rotation
May 14, 2011- Went to another repair shop to get second opinion on additional issues that were recommended in initial overview of car
May 18, 2011 - When car is in reverse or drive it hesitates; check engine light is on; Transmission Replacement
May 30, 2011 - Car towed to GM dealership; bolt loose on transmission
September 3, 2011 - Car checked out at GM dealership due to grinding noise on cold start and while making left hand turn. Sent home after being told there was no issue.
October 19, 2011 - Took car in to local repair shop, complained about severe grinding noise coming from transmission in 1st gear. An ASE certified transmission technician revealed the issue.
October 25, 2011 - Took car to GM dealership with information provided by local repair shop. GM dealership confirmed grinding noise on acceleration. Internal damage to CVT assembly was assumed. Cost to replace was the same as to rebuild. Transmission replaced.