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#1 of 22 2008 Saturn Vue AWD V6- ABS System and other problems
Sep 12, 2012 (9:37 am)
Evertime I turn left the brake light, traction control and stability control lights come on and the car starts dinging. Mechanic says it could be front wheel bearings because they are tied to the ABS system??? But I have been seeing alot about wheel speed sensors?
Second, everytime I brake suddenly, a cloud of smoke comes from the front end and there is a burning oil smell. The oil is fine and no leaks. Again mechanic says it could be a cracked CV boot throwing grease?
Lastly everytime I put in reverse or when I lightly put pressure on the brakes when driving I get this noise like a humming (errrrrrr) noise. Its not the grinding/squealing noise you would get when brake pads needs replaced.
HELP!!! I only have 60k miles on this.
#2 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue AWD V6- ABS System and other problems [katiedid88]
Sep 12, 2012 (12:09 pm)
We're sorry to hear about the difficulties you're having with your Vue. Is the mechanic you're working with one of our GM technicians? If so, we're happy to follow up on this with you! We can be contacted at socialmediagm.com (include your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#3 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue AWD V6- ABS System and other problems [katiedid88]
Sep 17, 2012 (7:23 am)
Did u ever find out what was causing the problems stated in your first paragraph? I'm having the same problem there!
#4 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue AWD V6- ABS System and other problems [jill2110]
Sep 17, 2012 (9:52 am)
We hope you hear from katiedid88 soon on whether or not she was able to find the root of the ABS issue. If you decide to work with a dealership, let us know as we'd be happy to follow up on your progress with them.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#5 of 22 2008 Saturn Vue
Nov 28, 2012 (11:18 pm)
I am also have the same problem with my 2008 Vue... the ABS and Tractor lights start coming on I have about 68,000 miles. I took it a Chevy dealer he put it on a machine and found no errors charged me $88 said keep driving it. I ask if it was safe he said yes but I may have a problem when it rains. I felt very uncomfortable so I took to the dealer I purchased it ... they found major problems $830 worth of problems with ABS and tractions (thank God for the extended warranty). The dealer had a problem removing the drivers airbag to fix the problem. It was in the shop about 3 hours. I was leaving on vacation and made appt for 28Nov12 10:30am. The dealer told us it would be a while before we get it fixed. They gave us a loaner. We did not received a call to tell us the work is done.. but as soon as I get the bill I will let you know what the problem is.
#6 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [motnia1]
Nov 29, 2012 (12:16 am)
the lights flickering in my car was suppose to be due to the body control module and was a sure fix, i paid 700 to replace it and it was still doing it, but not all the time and when i got it back for the first to weeks it was great then it start again and got worse to the point the abs and traction lights came on. the only way i can get it all to stop is to disconnect the battery for an hour them reconect it and then its good again for another two weeks then i have to do it again. this just does not sound like an altonator issue to me. The vue starts and runs perfectly its just this electrical problem with the flickering of the interior lights and radio cutting off and back on. Now they say it is the altornator and for some reason i feel this is not the problem. Im in the process of trying to get out of the vue, NO ONE seams to be able to pinpoint the issue just guess and hope for the best. I have had this car for 5 months and its been in the shop 6 times and still does the same thing 1600 later with my extended warrenty as well other wise it would have paid close to 6000 by now. ugh
#7 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [motnia1]
Nov 29, 2012 (12:24 am)
best advise, i have read so many things about electrical and abs and traction lights its crazy, im surprised after all the complaints of the same issues that saturn has not stepped in to offer to fix it like a recal or something. Thing is saturn is dead and they dont care unless u are giving them money all they say is we are sorry we are sorry. Anyway yeah pretty much after about 40,000 miles saturns start having these problems and are junk....it can just about promise you it wont get fixed and if by chance it does it wont last long or it will be another issue. Best advice...get a new car dont wast your money on these costly repairs cuz the problems are not going to stop now. Saturns are history now and its time to just let them go to the junk yard where they belong
#8 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [motnia1]
Nov 29, 2012 (8:03 am)
Good morning motnia1,
We're sorry to hear that you did not have a satisfactory experience with the first dealership. If you had wanted for us to follow up on anything with either dealership, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, the name of your dealership, and a brief summary of the situation).
GM Customer Service
#9 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [jill2110]
Nov 29, 2012 (10:50 am)
Sorry I did not get back on here after taking my car in. So- I am being told by the shop I took mine too that its not the wheel sensor- he looked at those and they were fine. He claims the traction control issue is due to low brake fluid and needing new brakes and rotters.
Well new brakes and rotters are close to $300.00. And I have had no issues with brakes at all, I only have around 68,000 miles.
Im thinking of having brake fluid put in just to see if it fixes the issue or not before we do any type of brake work that I really dont think I need.
But I did research and printed everything off and took it with me, and the mecahnic even said these Saturns are known for this issue and the bad wheel sensors but assured me mine were ok.
So at this point its getting worse and I feel like when it happens the car shifts a little (like jerks) and again it only happens when I turn left, whether just a slight left movement of the wheel and it goes off.
#10 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [katiedid88]
Jan 11, 2013 (7:55 pm)
Did you get it fixed? I'm having the same problem with my '08 Vue XR AWD. Every time I make a left turn, my abs, traction, and emergency brake light come on. I've been to two different repair shops. The first (non-GM certified) told me it was the speed sensor, which is consistent with what I've seen on other sites. The downside is that they wanted to charge over $500 for the part, which made me skeptical that I was getting a bad deal. I called a GM dealership parts dept. that told me the part was $60 for the sensor, $337 more if I needed a whole new hub, so I took it there to have the sensor replaced. Of course, they called me later that day to tell me it wasn't the speed sensor, but a YAW rate sensor (error code C0292), which would be over $800 to repair and take up to three days to replace. In addition, it was not guaranteed to fix the problem and I may need to replace the EBCM, which would be more!
I have no idea what to do at this point. I feel like either way I'm getting the short end of the stick. Meanwhile, my car chimes at me every time I turn left, but it doesn't seem to affect performance.