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2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid Question: 2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID 2.4L CYLINDER

 

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slappy1, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Wildomar, CA, March 05, 2011, 17:15
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I JUST PURCHASED THE ABOVE MENTIONED VEHICLE AND NOTICED WHIE DRIVING IN THE CITY AND HIGHWAY IT WAS VERY ROUGH AND THE CABIN EXTREMELY NOISY ALONG WITH SOME RATTLES AND VIBRATIONS. IT WAS SO LOAD THAT I HAD TO RAISE THE VOLUME ON THE RADIO REALLY HIGH TO BLOCK OUT SOME OF THE NOISE.
I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THIS WAS VERY SMOOTH AND QUIET, THIS IS TOTALLY NOT THE CASE.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE AND CAN IT BE FIXED AND WOULD IT BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY?

EXTREMELY WORRIED ESPECIALY SINCE I JUST PURCHASED.
CALIFORNIA

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    March 05, 2011, 22:39
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    Well, this is not a good feeling, is it? Sorry to hear of your experience thus far. I'm not sure how many miles you have on the vehicle. Rattles and vibrations are frustrating to deal with, but with patience, a good technican should be able to iron them out. If you are under 3 years 36,000 miles, you should have coverage.

    The rough and noisy cabin -- also look at the tire condition. Are they choppy or work abnormally/ This can cause a noisy and rough ride.

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    slappy1, March 06, 2011, 07:51
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    Hello Dave,

    The vehicle has approx. 24,000 miles and you are correct it is still under warranty. The tires have 24,000 miles as well with alloy wheels. Do you recommend replacing the tires and wheels and if so what should I replace them with?

    For this vehicle only having 24,000 miles it isn't airtight at all and the noise is coming from the front wheel drive.
    My 1995 Toyota Camry with 240,000 miles has a extremely smooth ride, airtight and no noise whatsoever.

    With your expertise are there any other problems about this vehicle or recalls other than the battery that I should be aware of.

    I am seriously thinking of returning the vehicle and before doing so I want to know if this vehicle is worth keeping for the duration.

    In your honest opinion do you feel this is a reliable vehicle and will it last for years to come?

    Regards,

    Slappy1

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