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Saturn VUE AC and Heat Problems



  • I own a 2008 Saturn Vue <59,000 miles and AC is going out. I have owned cars much older with higher miles and never had this much trouble. Would be interested in joing class action lawsuit if one is started. I live in Houston Texas with 100+ temps. Not a good time for air to be out!
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Hi there,

    I am sorry you are experiencing an air conditioning issue with your vehicle, especially while living in Texas! I understand how this must be frustrating. I would like to further discuss this concern with you and explore our options for a resolution. If you contact us by Email at socialmedia(at) we are more than happy to assist.


    Laura M.
    GM Customer Care
  • You can count me in also I have a 2007 hybrid out of the blue it started to blow hot air just had it checked out the compressor has gone out and what make it worse is a barring issue so if don&#146;t replace it I will most likely replacing a whole lot more only 77000 miles on Vue
  • My 2006 Vue AWD ...AC, power steering, and odometer light all failed together, without warning ..count me in on the lawsuit
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Hi russbush,

    I'm sorry to hear that you're currently facing these vehicle repairs. If there is anything we can do to assist with this issue, please let us know. We can be contacted by email.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • rlycosrlycos Posts: 1
    I have only 63000 miles on my VUE Hybrid and the A/C compressor clutch came apart. It cost $1000 to repair. When I called GM for assistance I was told that it's out of the 36000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. WOW there seems to be a lot of us with the same problem and the only thing GM can say is its out of warranty.
  • Count me in on a lawsuit too. My 2006 Vue does not work at low RPM. Has to be above 30+mph to blow cold. Way too many complaints for this issue and GM KNOWS THEY HAVE A PROBLEM. Unfortunately, it seems, no one can tell you exactly what the problem is except to say, $1,000.00 or nore please to fix. Sad that GM does not step up to the plate and take responsibility for a well known problem. GM-----Look back into all these complaints! Notice a common problem here?
  • Well, well, well it's good to know I'm not the only one having this issue. I turned my heater on yesterday morning and all it did was blow cold air. It didn't matter what buttons I pushed, the heater would NOT blow hot air and it didn't seem to be blowing as forceful as usual. Today I get in my car and the heater works. WTF Saturn? I've had nothing but problems since I bought this car and honestly this is the first and last American car I will ever purchase. It took me over a year to get a faulty inside door handle replaced. Not to mention my CD player stopped working 6 days after my warranty expired. I'm around 40,433 miles.
  • Go to this website (it's a government website) to report these issues. I'm not sure if it's just safety issues or not since it reads like it's for both. Maybe this will make the government force GM to do a recall.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Hi xarah,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've had trouble with the heat in your Saturn and that this has affected your overall vehicle experience. If there is anything we can do to help with this situation, please let us know.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • I finally took my car in to a garage. They told me the A/C clutch has fallen off. The vehicle has not even done 42,000 miles!! They want $1500 to fix! Count me in for a law suit also....
  • That gets us to just over 20 people. We need more customers to get onboard for a class action lawsuit. I'm saving all of the responses.
  • Allow me to join the list!

    My wife and I have TWO Saturn Vues a 2004 and 2006.
    The 2004 compressor went and now the 2006 is going out as WELL!
    We had the 2004 replaced and now works ok (almost $1000).
    We are shocked that we may have to have the second (2006) fixed as well?!

    Same issues as listed previously. . .
    30 MPH and higher ok, but less than 30 MPH blows warm
    Low side pressure reads to high (Indication of compressor blow by due to being worn out already?)

    With 2 out of 2 Vue's, this is sure a BAD track record!!
    We love the Vue's, but HATE the Compressor!
  • count me in on this lawsuit--i just was told that my AC clutch fell off my 2007 saturn vue green line..and the repair will be $940 to replace it. my email is:
  • I have a 2006 2wd/4cyl I purchased used. It was kept in pristine condition and serviced since purchased new at a Cadillac dealership, only one owner. The place I purchased It from received it from auction in December, I purchased it Feb 2, 2013. About 2 months ago I noticed the A/C would only blow cold when going over a certain mph, and it was also making a shuttering sound. I took it to the place I purchased it at and they told me that Saturns were known for the shuttering sound. That I could deal with, except now It seems to be getting worse. The A/C, I was told my condenser and compressor were on the way to being complete crap, and the amount of pressure that everything was pushing when the air was on was a crazy amount, and could later lead to more problems. I still have no gotten it fixed since I just don't have the money. Recently it seems that maybe something else has popped up. Sometimes it makes a sound when I go from park to reverse, and sometimes like it doesn't want to go. I contacted GM and I am taking it in tomorrow and will speak to them about it but I also contacted them VIA chat on their website and through email and they say there is no recalls for my car. I find it OUTRAGEOUS that I keep reading the same issues and yet nothing is being done! I live in FL for candy sake and its HOT!!! :(
  • bfoybfoy Posts: 2
    They did a recall for the shuttering sound. It is something in the Tranny. GM will reprogram it for free
  • bfoybfoy Posts: 2
    2006 Vue. My AC is out too. Went out around 60K. been living with it for years.
  • Do you have any further info on that recall?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Hi sybee,

    We would be more than happy to look up any recalls relating to your vehicle. If you would like for us to look into this please email us your VIN and mileage. We can be contacted at [attn Amber].

    Thank you

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • Interesting... My wife has a 2007 Saturn Vue Hybrid... Guess what!? She lost a part off of her AC unit too... Sounds familiar... Luckily it was only about $700 to fix... But, sounds like this has happened to a few people...
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