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#11 of 20 Re: 2005 Saturn Vue Stalling [jen131]
Sep 22, 2011 (5:56 am)
We actually did get this figured out after about 5 times in the shop!! They knew it somehow centered around the computer but couldn't figure it out. This is how they explained to me what they did. The computer has a bunch of pins in it, that sort of fit into different slots. Each pin has to have a certain pressure to it. If the pressure is not correct it can misfire and cause the car to stall. They had to take apart every single pin and test the pressure and fix where the pressure was wrong, put it all back together and it worked!!
Ours was also around 50,000 miles and now we are at 62,000 and it has given us no problems since. See if you can explain this to the mom and pop garage, or return it to the place where you spent the $1,000 and make them do it, and maybe even try to get them to refund you for all the things they did that didn't work. Good luck!!! This is the most frustrating thing ever!! We had all but given up hope..
#12 of 20 Re: 2005 Saturn Vue Stalling [04saturnproblm]
Sep 22, 2011 (10:27 am)
Glad to hear your vehicle is fixed and you are no longer experiencing any issues!
Caron, GM Customer Service
#13 of 20 Re: 2005 Saturn Vue Stalling [jen131]
Sep 23, 2011 (8:40 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. By chance, have you been in contact with GM Customer Assistance? If so, could you please email me your case number and VIN? I would like to look further into your situation.
You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#14 of 20 2007 Saturn Vue accelarator module failure....
Dec 11, 2011 (8:11 pm)
This vehicle which belongs to my spouse has preformed without any faults for the past 66,000 miles BUT it's electronic connection from the computer to the accelerator faulted just after we coasted out of our driveway and though the engine was still functioning the accelerator would not accelerate the engine past 900 rpm...
It's a freezing evening here in Northwest Louisiana and I called ONSTAR for a diagnosis but they simply said the engine computer was displaying code 23 faults and they were unaware what was causing the faults...
They suggested turning the key off and removing it from it's ignition several times and restarting to see if the fault would reset itself but this was to no avail...
After summoning a $85.00 tow to a local repair center I awaited the grim reapers report the next day from the maintenance foreman...
Two days later he finally called and said that other than the battery was totally stoned dead and the computer code was showing a history of a code 23 they could find nothing wrong with the vehicle at this visit...
They simply recharged the battery and sent me a bill for $95.00!
The battery was just replaced last Spring and if this vehicle is starting to EAT batteries I gotta dump it or keep it on charge continually...
Does anyone have any suggestions regarding this issue?
If so I'm a listening...leehhiltoniiibellsouth.net
#15 of 20 Re: 2007 Saturn Vue accelarator module failure.... [leehhiltoniii]
Dec 13, 2011 (8:12 am)
I can understand your frustration. I wanted to clarify a few things, just for my understanding: what brand of battery did you have installed in your Vue last spring? Do you still have documentation on this? There are, depending on the brand, battery warranties. Also, was this diagnosis done at a GM Dealership? If so, we can follow up on this.
Please send us an email with more information at your convenience if we can be of service.
GM Customer Service
Apr 13, 2012 (9:47 am)
I recently bought my 2003 Saturn Vue V6 6cylinder. I bought it from a private owner, a woman I know very well. She kept regular maintenance on the car such as making sure the oil was changed exactly every 3000 miles. I registered my vehicle on april 11, 2012. I test drove it about a month before purchasing the exact vehicle and it ran perfect. Two days ago, upon driving my car, when I would hit the gas pedal, I would reach 20 or 30 mph and the power would shut off. The car sat for about 7 months as a result of the owner being in an accident and buying a new car in the process. The power will shut off about every other time i attempt to drive. One theory is that there was sediment in my gas tank from it sitting so long and it is clogging my fuel filter. But, upon doing some research, am wondering if it is more than that. Anyone have any ideas?
#17 of 20 Re: me 2 [luvmylabs]
Jan 15, 2013 (8:33 am)
No, the ECM will probably not resolve your problem, and it will cost you a lot of money. I did that, and still had the same problem afterwards. Recently though, I took my Saturn Vue to the Kuni Chevy dealer here in Sacramento. They did a diagnostic, and the engine was fine. What they did find was that the negative ground to body was broken. It cost about $300 for the repair, and I no longer have the electrical problem.
Be careful who you take it to though, because since that repair, I have new problems with my Vue that I didn't have prior to taking it in. Like suddenly all my engine mounts are worn out and my car vibrates like crazy, Had to take it back in to find out why this was happening, because it wasn't doing that before they worked on it, and they only want $1175 to fix that, and also they claim that they have discovered a blue liquid in my brake fluid, which has contaminated my brake system, and they only want $3500 to fix that. I hate to point fingers, and make accusations, but I had none of these problems prior to taking my car to them regarding the electrical problem. But I have no way of proving that they are responsible, so I will just warn people about these possible shady activities to force people to let them work on their cars. We've all hear the saying, Despirate times.
#18 of 20 Re: My new Vue [jess2224]
Jan 15, 2013 (1:47 pm)
When you say the power shuts off what do you mean? Does the engine shut off or is there just no power? Check engine light? any dash warning lights?
I'm not sure I buy the sediment explanation...fortunately replacing the fuel filter on the 2003 model is very easy as it is external from the fuel tank. You should just replace it so you know that its not your issue. Cheap repair.
I will keep an eye out - post back...
#20 of 20 2004 Saturn Vue and Reduced Power Light and Service Engine Light
Sep 25, 2013 (10:33 am)
End of June 2013, Both Lights came on and immediately went to Advance Auto Parts who said it was a Throttle Sensor and part may need to be programmed by Chevy Dealer
Took the car to the Tallahassee, FL Chevy Dealer and was advised they would charge me 95.00 to confirm and an about $175.00 to replace part. I choose to just have the repair done.
About 2 weeks later, both lights came on AGAIN. Took the car back to Chevy and this time was told it needed an ECM – Almost $700.00.
About 10 weeks later , both lights came on AGAIN. Took the car back to Chevy and was told the history shows the lights having come on, but they could not find anything wrong.
In the past 2 weeks, the lights have come on twice. About 200 miles in between. When the lights come on, I pull to the side of the road, turn off engine and re-start and the reduced light goes out, but the service light stays on. After I park the car for a while, and later start it up, both lights are off.
Can not afford to keep taking it to the Chevy Dealer. I am afraid, first it was a sensor, then they said, ECM, I am afriad, next they may say, Engine needs to be changed.........