The failure mileage was 99,000 and the current mileage was 103,000. Hooked it up the a diagnosis machine and it said it was a senor. I had 2 Hondas and a Mitsubishi before. Luckily, I was returning home after returning my 7 year old daughter to her mother just ten minutes and 6 miles earlier. The second transmission lasted approximately a year.
Since the faulty gm design was still relatively new, they originally blamed me for poor driving, resulting a bad bcm which they made me pay in spite of my argument the faulty gm design was the origin of the problem. We were told the ignition would cost us 600 plus to repair. I gave the exterior styling 3 stars because I don't like the body style. We had it services once with no transmission problems seen. Our Take on the 2009 Saturn Vue Editor's note: This review was written in May 2007 about the 2008 Saturn Vue. We took it into the dealership the next day and was told the vti transmission was out.
The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the contact was informed that the transmission would need to be replaced. I have been refered by Saturn to a local gm dealer for service via mail, so I will start there. Upon looking up the vehicle on the web I have found thousands of complaints form Saturn owners concerning the transmission and a class action law suit. This car fell shy of being a total. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership but the dealer stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle.
The contact attempted to accelerate from a stop but the vehicle would not accelerate. In 2007 I had relocated within the state and was experiencing similar problems and reluctantly called my local Saturn dealership. I would immediately go to the dealership for assistance with what I knew was the transmission. I bought a 06 3 years ago and have had not one single thing go wrong. All except the most recent were covered by Saturn.
Without my car for 42 days! I does everything I need it to do. I am one of the ones that is having to let my vehicle be reposessed due to lack of funds to get the vehicle fixed. If she was in the back seat it is highly likely she would have been very seriously injured or dead. The failure and current mileages were 105,000. After which the transmission stopped shifting. The percentage of the settlement each person receives will depend on the number of miles on the vehicle when the transmission failed and whether the current owner bought the vehicle new or used. The contact stated that the vehicle would not move forward or in reverse.
Now after a week of driving it, I am still very impressed with it. As a result, the vehicle would not move. We came across a website that the 03 Saturn Vue had a recall and a lawsuit. The day before she was leaving for a 2 hour trip, the car would not go in drive. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who advised the contact to have the transmission replaced. The vehicle was not repaired.
Power driverseat, windows, locks, and sunroof all add a touch of luxury to a budget-friendly ride and overall great family car. My daughter was heading to college on Saturday, Aug 20, 2011. Saturn or dealers selling this vehicle knowing of this problem should be made to recompense people for their expenses. Inside the cabin, higher quality interior materials are used, and levels of fit and finish are much improved, but the front seats are uncomfortable and lack adequate support. They understood and put a new transmission in, paid for the towing and even reimbursed me for the rental car expense.
The minute I checked out the Vue, I fell in love with it. It just hasn't had many models that people wanted to buy. People were beeping and I was scared I would die from being hit. The repair guy suspected it was the transmission computer and not an issue with the transmission itself; we decided to bypass opening the transmission and just replace the computer. The failure and current mileages were 127,000. The contact tried turning the ignition on and the vehicle would not respond. On may 31, 2011 while we were on the highway our car would not go over 10 mph.