Heading in, we knew that the '04 to '07 V6 Vues featured Honda-built engines and transmissions, but had no idea just exactly how powerful and reliable that powertrain would be over the life of the vehicle. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Mine has a few things that bug me, but nothing major as of yet. Left Front Wheel Link replaced. Rate the quality of this post and help kfraney reputation points. There are times where it won't turn at all and I have to lock the steering wheel and try to jiggy the key forever. I purchased my first one in 1992 and loved it.
It has gotten much worse in the last six months. Drivers side seat heater not working, passenger side barely working. Some random emissions codes were popping, but reset made it go away. Vehicle now raised just a bit in the rear and looks better. I think you'll agree -- just go take a test drive.
After previous repair, noticed a dull knocking from same front strut. Fortunately, I pulled off in time to prevent a bad car fire. I get excited every time I see your avatar!! There is noticable front end wheel torque to the right when accelerating and Saturn should have compensated for this when they installed the high output drivetrain. This problem is particularly bad in cold weather. It seems there is a design flaw in the components of this alternator. The front windshield spray system hits very low on the windshield, not sure whats with that.
Rate the quality of this post and help JeffJr reputation points. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. No repairs were made to the vehicle and there were no recalls pertaining to the failure. When I'm driving along, it's possible to pull the key out of the ignition, and that shouldn't happen! In order to fix it they had to order and replace the whole center console. But what is going on with this vehicle why is this happening? Like I said nothing major, but has been annoying at times. This car has a mind of its own! Rate the quality of this post and help wolfman reputation points. So I've spent hundreds on locksmiths or I have to keep pulling the handle or banging on the door or my husband pushes the door an shakes the entire car.
Also now I have a brake light on that wasn't on before. Grind type noise from front. I regret that they no longer make the model or the brand. Saturn has a much bigger product budget these days and it shows. Saturn of Knoxville said that happens sometime, not to worry about it. They said that they could not reproduce it. The failure recurred several times.
Needed new struts, strut mounts, coil spring seats, sway bar endlinks. Went to Midas, found stress cracks in ball bearing plate. I had the fluid heat up and cause a near disaster on the freeway. I did not sign for my '06 yet and just want to be sure. I had to have a tow truck come out and take my car to Saturn to have this fixed. Keys had difficulty turning ignition. After it warms up, it will begin to work.
Noise not gone, suspect center support bearing. Saturn of Knoxville could not reproduce the problem, until I rode with them, then they said it was road noise what part of concrete rattles? Pan had leaked and lost all fluid. Jul 200863000 km Sway bar link on right side replaced. I think you'll agree -- just go take a test drive. Fob: Functions inconsistently despite battery replacement. After getting 2nd radio was repaired.
Visor was vibrating and flapping and hit me in the face when I'd open it. Dealer said they couldn't reproduce, until they rode with me over a speed bump across from their service bay. Sparks and burning smells have come from the dash area. I am a 60+ year old woman who works nights. The clip that holds the driver's sun visor broke while we were on vacation. The tow truck driver was able to finally jiggle it and get it turned. Engine pinging and knocking dealer heard nothing of course and did not attempt any repair.
Replaced the strut mount assembly to fix a creaking sound. Center Slip on yolk replaced due to damage when disassembling drive shaft. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Lubed pivot point for brake pedal to stop squeek. Jun 2011101613 km The steering column adjustment was loose which would cause the steering wheel to become loose and could slide up and down. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. The ac fan shuts off as soon as the exterior car temp reaches 100 degrees.