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#164 of 208 2009 Saturn VUE A/C blows warm
May 22, 2013 (2:46 pm)
Our 2009 VUE air conditioner would blow warm after driving for an hour or 2. Since the dealership we use (only certified Saturn repair shop since Saturn went under) is always busy, I asked the service writer if he would like us to replicate the problem and bring it in when it started acting up. He agreed and we were able to show up with the problem replicated and they could see what was happening.
When the air conditioner would blow warm, there would be a connection behind the engine that would ice over (the longer it ran, the bigger the chunk of ice). If you follow the metal lines from the A/C compressor towards the back of the engine, you will see the connection.
Within an hour, the service writer came back and told us it was the expansion valve. Our air conditioner has been working fine since.
I suggest, if you can, replicate the problem and drive to the repair shop while the problem is happening. Don't even turn the car off until they can see it.
I know there are shady mechanics out there, but, from what I've seen, most mechanics want to fix your car and it is frustrating for them when they can't duplicate your problem. I hope this helps.
#165 of 208 Class Action Lawsuit Vue AC, Unresolved Known Issue
May 22, 2013 (3:02 pm)
I am seriously considering filing a Class Action Suit with regard to the "known" AC "issue." it took a while, but GM finally settled with the Saturn owners with faulty transmissions. Less than 30,000 miles on my 2005 Vue, well-maintained, and no AC. The best GM has offered is to charge me to diagnose. At the very least, the diagnosis should be free, since this is a known defect.
#166 of 208 Re: Class Action Lawsuit Vue AC, Unresolved Known Issue [sybee]
May 22, 2013 (4:34 pm)
sybee, I'm right there with you. I also have a 2005 Vue, paid twice to have it "fixed," for a total of more than $2,000. The third time it broke we were also broke, and now we are starting our second summer of commuting 100 miles R/T daily in hot, sweltering central Florida.
#167 of 208 Re: Class Action Lawsuit Vue AC, Unresolved Known Issue [grandma27]
May 22, 2013 (5:22 pm)
let's get as many of the other members of this thread, and I've got some Class Action attorney's contact info. I am sure the recent GM loss, re: the transmission issue, will work in our favor. It shows a propensity on their part to ignore known issues until end of warranty, then repeatedly soak the car-owners for repair fees.
#168 of 208 Re: Class Action Lawsuit Vue AC, Unresolved Known Issue [sybee]
May 22, 2013 (5:57 pm)
You count me in on it, I got soaked once, for AC a week after my warinty expired, and they got me for many other issues, manual transmission linkage failure, a-arm bushing failure, front wheel bearing failure, it just goes on and on.
#169 of 208 HVAC issue blown away compressor clutch
May 27, 2013 (5:03 am)
My 2007 Saturn Vue,s hybrid HVAC (93,000MI) quit working 2 weeks ago. This weekend, I checked that the refrigerant is normal, I then checked if there is voltage going to the compressor when the control head is on, and is it present. I was already to replace the compressor when noticed that the HVAC clutch was missing. I then googled Saturn Vue HVAC problems and I noticed that there are a lot of blown clutch on Saturn Vues.
My questions are:
1) Does GM know that there are a lot of defective HVAC clutch?
2). Does GM know what is the cause of Clutch blowing?
3) Is there a TS/Bulletin/service info to dealership about this?
4) What do GM do for the customer that have this problem?
I work for GM, This is part of the reason why I cannot sell any of my family members any GM product. All their vehicles last more that 5 year (100,000 MI) before a major repair (>$800.00). GM hides issues like these that makes dissatisfied customer.
#170 of 208 AC compressor for 2008 Saturn Vue
May 30, 2013 (7:11 am)
I have 2008 Saturn Vue, just under 65,000 mile and still paying for it till the end of this year.
A couple of weeks ago, the air conditioner stopped working, so I took to the mechanic and he said the compressor is not working. The replacement cost is $1100.00 for the new part, and used part is $700.00 including labor. I also have Pontiac Montana minivan made 2002, and running well with AC I have 190,000 mileage with this car. GM product seems like degrading
recently. I also know a friend of mine who has Buick Encrave that the AC does not work, he just purchased that car a year ago.
#171 of 208 AC for 2010 Saturn Vue
Jun 12, 2013 (7:03 pm)
Drove my 2010 Saturn Vue to Florida from Missouri for a Disney vacation and the air would stop blowing cold after 30 min. Turn the air off and roll down the windows for 10 min, turn it back on and it would work for another 30 min then repeat the process. Took it to the dealer in Marshfield MIssouri and was told it was out of warranty at 52,000 miles and it would cost $900 to fix the compressor. Seems like this is an ISSUE with Saturn's and there should be a recall or GM should make this right with customers. A car at 50,000 should not be having this many issues. Not to mention I am sending this back for a 3rd time for a leaking windshield that wasnt fixed. Had to find that out in Tropical Storm Andrea. Floor got soaked and smelled bad being rolled up in the Florida heat. I think GM should offer something for the issue of the air since there are several posts on here about that.
#172 of 208 Re: AC for 2010 Saturn Vue [sat2010]
Jun 24, 2013 (6:54 am)
I am very sorry to hear that you have experienced so many issues with your vehicle. If you need any assistance with this please feel free to send us your VIN, mileage, contact information and the dealership you are working with.
GM Customer Care