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Saturn Vue Electrical Problems



  • Of course this happened just after the warrenty was up but our 09 Saturn Vue has door lock issues. When the lock or unlock button is pressed, a click is heard but the locks do not lock and if they do, good luck getting them unlocked. I tried changing the fuses for the door locks in the floor panel but this did not work. I am afraid to take it into the dealership based on other reports from this group and will be taking it to my mechanic to be fixed. I just wish the problem occurred in July when the warrenty was still good and not August when it was not. It keeps getting worse and with winter coming, I don't have a choice anymore to get it fixed since my wife usually has our small child with her.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Good morning dstarzec,
    We're sorry to hear that you are having troubles with your door locks and hope that you're able to get this resolved with your mechanic. If there is anything you would like for us to check into for you, please don't hesitate to contact us at (include your name, contact information, and the last 8 digits of your VIN with your inquiry).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • okay i'm confused is there some kind of trick i have a 2004 vue v-6 and my batt. is fully charged and cables clean but you turn the key and nothing it done this about 2 weeks ago and finally got it started then the abs light came on i love my car but with 2 kids cain't deal with a car that i have to have some kinda key turning foot tapping combination to get it just to start has any one else had this happen??
  • Hi, well, don't expect any assistance from the all and mighty GM, cause it's just not going to happen until we have all spent thousands of dollars doing the trial and error (mostly error at this point) to try to remedy this issue. There is nothing magical about it. This is an issue with Saturn Vue from the year 2002 to 2010. The rep that checks the postings here on Edmunds recommends everyone go to their dealer and have them perform a diagnostic. It costs around $100.00. Saturn Vue owners who have done this have gotten all sorts of diagnostic results returned, and have paid hundreds, and thousands of dollars in repairs, only to have this issue continue to exist. I hope if you do go with that course, and you have a repair done, it will resolve your issue. It would give the rest of us a bit of hope. good Luck
  • i have alot of expirence with saturns ,but does the steering come out or what,somtimes the mechanics don't do it right.
  • the elecrical problems come when somone or mechanic messes with somthing or somone that does not know what they are doing. then the owner takes it to the dealerand the dealer changes alot of things when the problem is very simple. i'v had alot of expierence with saturns for over 20 years.
  • what kind of problems are you seeing?
  • Hi, im concerned with issues showing up on a vehicle with low miles
    driver door will not lock or unlock with my remote, all of the others power locked doors work fine remotely so i know its not a remote issue . My Saturn Vue purchased brand new and had 44,000km ( 27,300 miles on it ) on it just got back from the dealer , will cost almost $300 to fix anyone else with this problem
  • Hello, want to know if anyone else is haivng battery issues at low miles ( 27,000miles)
    Purchase 2009 Vue , brand new , drove it off the parking lot 2 days later battery died. battery replaced and now at 27,OOO told that my battery needs to be replaced there an issue with the battery, have thay been recalled?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055

    I see that you use kilometers - are you writing from Canada? If you need information on how to connect with Customer Service in your region, let us know!

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • this problem does not exist only in saturns,but there are problems like this in toyota,honda,nissan,ford,dodge. there are lot of resones for this the first is the door lock motor,wires,or the body control module.
    when somone that does not know what there doing is working on a car
    thats when this happens. every car has its own problems for some resone. people write everyday . or you can talk in the dealer and maybe that they can fix it for free. you have to call the custmer service. not everybody can fix the electrical issue. there is nothing to worry about.
  • my 03 Saturn vue is blowing the brake fuse like yours did, did you ever figure out what the problem was?
  • My battery died so I changed it. When I started it up it was shaking violently, then was fine. Ran fine for a while then when I turned on the heat it felt like it wanted to stall. So I thought it was the alternator. Changed that and it ran good on my way to work now it is doing it again. It idles real low and when I am at a stop sign or light it wants to stall. Help I am running out of ideas of what could be wrong.
  • After reading several posts, I'm beyond disgusted with GM. I've owned my 09 Vue for just over a year and I realized it was a lemon very soon after purchasing it. My problems center around the electrical power steering and stabilitrak systems. Shortly after purchase problems began intermittently. Restarting the car seemed to fix the problem. Eventually this was insufficient and I was told by dealership that EPS needed a new motor. Paid nearly $500. Months later the same problem occurred (motor still under warranty). Dealership insisted that it just needed to be reset. A few months later the same problem happened again! Now I'm being told that I need a new EPS module. Resetting does not fix the problem. They want another $550!! How absurd when I just paid to have this problem fixed nine months ago!!! The motor I bought is still under warranty!! I will NEVER EVER buy another GM product again! I have no money to fix this problem. I haven't driven my car in weeks as I'm disabled and unable to steer it! I'm paying for it to sit in my driveway. Of course it's not worth what I owe on it so no options for trading it in. I'm stuck!! Thanks GM...
  • I am so sorry to hear that you are having so many problems with your VUE. It just doesn't seem fair does it? Nor is it Ethical for GM to be so remiss about these VUE problems. I hope you will be able to get it fixed in the near future. I know it's impossible without money for sure. Keep faith, something good will come your way.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    If you would like for us to check into this further with you, please contact us via email at with more information (including your name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • I have had a similar problem with my ele. system and the car not starting after sitting for a few days my dealership suggested I put in a solar panel trickle charger because they said there was a draw on the battery even with the key out
  • i'm sorry to hear that ,but the dealer's just want to make money and thats all they do,so the best thing to do is contact the gm customer service and i'm positive that they will be happy to assist you ,i had a customer that had a mercadies benze and the dealer took 1500 to fix and the same problem after a week he came to me and i told hime to talk to customer service he fought with them and got the 1500 back . GM is not at fault every brand of car has problems i'm been a mechanic for 23 years. your motor was actually good. or talk to a good mechanic.
  • mauritz1mauritz1 Posts: 2
    This saga began 27 months ago for me. I bought my 2007 vue brand new. At just over 3 years old the car battery began to have issues. Occasionally I would go out and the battery would be dead. Over 2 years, 4 batteries, a new radio, countless trips to various mechanics I am at a loss. In every other respect this has been a fantastic car but now with a battery less than a year old, the fuse for the radio removed because the consensus of all mechanics is that is where the problem lies I have a car that is dead every morning the last 3 mornings and no radio. Has anyone else had similar issues? Causes? Solutions? I work full time and I'm going to school. This has caused me missed work and school time and I'm nervous I'm going to get stuck somewhere as the longer this goes on the faster the battery drain is happening. Initially we figured out it would be dead if I hadn't driven in apx a day and a half. The time is now apx 12 hours. Taking out the fuse for the factory radio worked and I had no issues. Installed a new radio which was fine for a few months and then problem began again. So keeping the radio always off has worked the last few months but now nothing seems to be working.
  • tnbebetnbebe Posts: 2
    check the alter
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