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Saturn VUE AC and Heat Problems

bcliffbcliff Posts: 1
The ac compressor on my 2003 vue cycles rather quickly after operating for several minutes. The ac blows cold inside and stays cold. When I first turn on the ac, the ac compressor stays running while the vue cools down but after several minutes of operating the ac compressor begins to cycle a few seconds on and a few seconds off. Seems to me it is cycle too frequently? Any advice would be appreciated.
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  • I have a 2003 Saturn Vue 2WD 3.0 V6 and the compressor pulley bearing is bad. Where can I get just the bearing or get a clutch assembly under $325. Does anyone know the KOYO Bearing # for this bearing.
    Thanks,
    Steve
  • matrimmatrim Posts: 1
    have a MY2009 vue with a 2.4L just out of warranty and the a/c is blowing hot. any suggestions or tips on the problem and how to fix it?
  • gmen8282gmen8282 Posts: 2
    edited May 2010
    i was on the highway the otherday and the aqc was on. then i noticed the car redlined in drive but the car was slowing down. i got off the highway and turned the ac off. it was fine. any suggestions
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    Hello Gmen8282,
    I am from GM Customer Service. Can you please email me more information about the concern on your vehicle, so I can look into the situation further? You can access my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • gmen8282gmen8282 Posts: 2
    ya well im bringing it to saturn of watertown here in ct. i think its a transmission promlem. i explained to them that the ac when on slows the car down but also when put in drive it takes about 8 seconds for yhe car to go in gear then it bucks. there is 93,800 miles on it and they are going to start with a transmission service then go from there.
  • bser015bser015 Posts: 2
    i have a 2006 saturn vue and the air conditioning stopped working a few months ago. I took it into the mechanic to get it looked at, and he said that the compressor was leaking. I was also told that in order to get it fixed it would cost 400-750 dollars after installation costs. I am looking into doing it myself, but have never changed one on an inverted motor before. does anyone have any guidance for doing so? I plan on getting the part from a local place, but just need ideas as to change it. any/all info will be appreciated!
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    bser015,

    Please keep us posted when the issue has been taken care of.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • katemcdkatemcd Posts: 1
    I have a 2007 Vue Hybrid. I just returned from the local dealer's service dept where I was told (and shown) that the pressure had built up in the a/c compressor motor enough to blow the clutch plate off the motor. He showed me 3 other compressors that they have collected this year that have shown the same failure. Does anyone know if there is a bulletin or recall on this yet? Has anyone heard of this happening at other service centers? The cost of the repair is very high since I'm off warranty, but based on the explanation I was given this doesn't happen in non-hybrid Vues that they've seen.

    Also, is this (the compressor motor) something I can replace myself, given the right tools?

    Thanks!
  • gbvorisgbvoris Posts: 1
    My AC was never really great; but it worked until last summer. Now it will come on every few days/weeks and run for a few seconds or minutes. The only thing constant is that if I turn it off it does stay off.
    I can jump power to the compressor and it will always work.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    gbvoris,
    What is your VIN? Have you had the vehicle into a dealer? I look forward to your response. Have a great weekend!
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,128
    Reply by e-mail please..

    No VINs in the forums...

    Thanks!

    MODERATOR
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  • mwj81158mwj81158 Posts: 1
    I have a 2008 Saturn Vue 4cyl the air worked yestrday morning but in the evening would not turn on. I have auto Temperature Control but it will not come on even at 65 degrees. If I push the AC Button on it flashes and then the light goes off. Is this a fuse maybe???
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    mwj81158,
    I apologize for your concern. You could definitely try changing the fuse. If it doesn't work I would recommned going to the dealer. They will be able to diagnosis the concern for you. Please keep me updated on your situation.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • 2008vuev62008vuev6 Posts: 1
    Hello, I have a 2008 Vue V6 3.0 liter. I’m having trouble with my AC working correctly. When I turn it on it blows cold for about 15 minutes then it starts blowing hot air. If I turn it off completly and wait about 30 minutes it will blow cold again for 15 minutes then start blowing hot air again. I thought I may just need a recharge, but that didn’t seem to help. I read somewhere that it may be a fuse. Can you help me or give me some direction. I’m in Texas and it’s hot right now. Please help.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    2008vuev6,
    My best advice is to take it to your local dealer of choice at least for diagnosis. Please keep me updated on your concerns and progress at the dealer. I look forward to your response. Have a great holiday weekend!
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • pdmay59pdmay59 Posts: 1
    Hi,
    I am directing this question to any customer service rep from GM. We had the AC clutch fixed on our 2007 Saturn Vue hybrid back just before the factory warranty expired. Well the same exact problem happened again yesterday. Is this still under warranty if it is the same problem? The clutch hub bolt loosened and the clutch hub came flying off when I was driving down the road. I reclaimed the hub from the street and went home and popped my hood. The old clutch hub was sitting in the frame of the car right nest to the compressor(for two years)!!!

    Any reply would be helpful. We are going to the dealership after this weekend and woudl like to know our options.

    Thanks!
  • fitzbrian20fitzbrian20 Posts: 1
    edited July 2011
    I have a Saturn VUE 2003, V6. 80 % of the time, the AC will trigger the temperature gauge to go high (not a real reading) and will then stop blowing cold air. So far the cooling fan resister and water pump have been change without resolving the issue. The dealer is struggling to find the problem and in the process, costing me money. Any ideas as to what the problem may be? :sick:
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    pdmay59,

    Could you please email me your VIN? I would like to look further into your situation.

    You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • tedhinestedhines Posts: 2
    our 2005 vue has an ac/electrical (?) problem. Last week the radio went off then on --then the lights on the dash lit up and the car stopped running. Turned the radio and ac off and was able to start it again. The reverse lights haven't worked for 3 years.--not burnt out bulb or fuse. Afraid to turn the ac on but even though it hasn't been cooling the car well it was better than nothing. Where to start troubleshooting?
  • tedhinestedhines Posts: 2
    Our daughter was driving the 2003 Vue home at Christmas and the odometer began randomly spinning and advancing. There were around 125000 actual miles but the odometer was showing around 390000 before the trip was done. Now it is maxed out at 999999 and to make matters worse...the gas gauge quit working properly. It might indicate full and then 1/4 tank then jump to 1/2. No reliable indications for 6 months now. And the transmission is being jerky now. Too many unexplainable and annoying problems. Where to start in figuring out what the real problem is?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    tedhines,
    I would recommend taking the vehicle to the dealer, even if only to get the vehicle diagnoised. Feel free to email me with any questions comments or concerns.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • In July of 2010, 7 mos. after buying my 2009 Vue, the a/c would blow hot air after having been on for a while. We took it to two dealerships who told us there was nothing wrong with it and that when it does this, we should simply turn it off because it was "freezing up and needed to thaw". We continued to deal with this hot air/ac freezing problem the rest of that summer. Three days ago, 07/17/11, a/c worked fine on the 10-min. drive to church, but after church would not come back on except to blow hot air. Has blown hot air since. Took it to a mechanic today who said the clutch in the compressor is bad. Nearest replacement part is in Utah (we're in Indiana) and will cost approx. $900? I did not believe the "freezing up" story we got from the dealers last year, but felt I had little recourse. Now that the whole thing has quit, I'm not real happy. This is not right and I've never had or known of a car a/c unit that froze up and needed time to thaw out. From what I'm reading on these forums, this is not a new problem and I'm wondering what recourse I have. The two trips to the dealer were while the car was still under warranty; of course now, we're just out of warranty. Any suggestions? Quite honestly, after having to have the transmission replaced because it failed in January of this year, I'm not overly impressed or satisfied with my Saturn purchase which I made in December of 2009. I've never known of other make cars that had this kind of major problems this early into the car's life.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    millsbuilds4u,

    I would like to set up a case with GM Customer Assistance. In order to start the process I will need your complete contact information (including full name, mailing address and phone number), VIN, current mileage and the involved dealership sent to me in an email. Also, could you please provide a brief description of the problems you are experiencing?

    You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • Well warranty might be expired, and two days ago coming back from work turn the AC on hot air, is there a recall on this, does anyone know? Everything I am reading on this forum is that AC on Vue's seem to be dying about the same time, just right after the warranty expires.
  • antqmamaantqmama Posts: 2
    I had a 2002 Vue that I loved, but traded it in because of high mileage and air conditioning problems for a 2007 Aura. The Aura has been a great car, but I miss having an SUV. I just found a gorgeous used vue and called to make arrangements for a test drive. The dealer called back and said the air wasn't blowing cold, so he had taken it to the dealer for repair. This vue is really a beauty...looks brand new, has extremely low miles, etc. But after reading this forum, I'm wondering if it would have problems over the long term. Any advice?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    sadvueowner,

    I would be happy to check to see if your vehicle has a recall. Please email me your VIN.

    You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • I have read many of these posts, and agree with the hardships. Since, I bought my Vue in 2007 (it's a 2004) it has always had problems with blowing hot air. The dealerships told me then, it was a glitch with the model and I would just have to "deal with it." Although I did not like the comment I was hoping there would be a recall. Still waiting for the recall, this spring I noticed a rattling noise, then a knocking noise, then the air only worked when I would drive at high speeds. I did not take it to a GM dealer because we don't get along. I was told by my trustworthy mechanic that I needed a compressor, motor mount, evaporator something or other..... and more. After about $1300 I couldn't listen anymore. After several visits over the summer, they have put freign in it 3 times, 2 times for free. They have pulled my car apart to find the noises without me paying for it because they know I can't afford it. I researched cars and thought I invested in a good car, but were we on this forum all deceived??? Now Saturn now longer exists. The car place told me to sell my car, and not to fix it eventhough they would make money. I cried. I can't trade it in and definitely would not get another GM, this is my second bad experience with them. I am stuck in the car payments and going through a divorce. What can I do? Trade it in , anyone know of a recall, or suck it up and deal with GM (sorry Caron).
  • grandma27grandma27 Posts: 3
    edited July 2011
    Last summer, and again this summer, we have paid $1,200 and $800 respectively to replace the compressor, etc. First time the parts were new but mileage exceeded those allowed within 12 months when it broke again. Now, it's blowing only hot air again, for the third incident. We live in Florida and the A/C is not a luxury (think rush-hour traffic in Tampa with no A/C), nor can we afford to keep "fixing" this problem.

    How can I find out if my car has a recall on this problem?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,166
    grandma27,

    I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. I would be happy to check to see if your vehicle has a recall. Please email me your VIN.

    You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • cruise3cruise3 Posts: 1
    My Saturn Vue Hybird purchased in March from Auction with 52,000 miles. I must have been thinking the A/C was working; when the HEAT came in. The A/C when HOME!!! Blow HOT AIR. Took it to Firestone which said something about the compressor $1500!!!!!!!!!!!!! what!!!any suggestions or have you had this problem. First summer with this not happy can't drive family on vacation in a new car and praying for nice weather when getting both kids back to college.. Help I had to rent a car before I purchased this now going right back into $$$
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