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Saturn VUE, Saturn VUE Red Line, SUV
#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.
#11 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [keithj60]
Jan 11, 2013 (8:37 pm)
I took mine to two different dealer including a gm dealer and after much guessing, parts replaced, and over 1500 with extended warranty the vue continued to do the same thing. I replaced the body control module, speed sensor, control panel, ac work, battery replacement and nothing fixed it and gm finally said they were just dumbfounded. Their advice to me was to get rid of it. It has a serious electrical malfunction and was deemed unsafe by gm. So I got rid Of it and am now a proud owner of a new 2012 Hyundai Tucson limited and I love love love it! My advise to u as I was told...get rid of it. Its a safety hazard waiting to happen!!
#12 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [keithj60]
Jan 12, 2013 (11:44 am)
We ended up putting brake fluid in just to see if they were right (as my mechanic said it was low and that's why it was doing that) and it voila, it fixed it. It was instant and only cost a few bucks!. No more dinging and lights going off and its back to normal.
#13 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [katiedid88]
Jan 12, 2013 (1:57 pm)
katiedid88, I read your reply and went directly to an auto parts store to buy brake fluid. It worked!!!! I'm in shock. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have undoubtedly saved me $1000s.
I am going to call the two shops I had previously consulted on Monday to tell them what the real problem was.
Sarah at GM customer service, I think you should tell someone at GM about this. I've seen this problem repeatedly on other blogs, leading to many dissatisfied customers. Even though Saturn is dead, this problem will likely occur with the Captiva.
#14 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [keithj60]
Jan 15, 2013 (9:19 am)
Good morning keithj60,
I'm definitely going to keep an eye on the thread and am glad to hear that the brake fluid solution posted by katiedid88 worked!
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#15 of 22 Re: 2008 Saturn Vue [katiedid88]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:22 am)
Hope that your problems end there. That's how my started and little did I know it was only the beginning. Wish u the best!