2003 Saturn Vue Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Saturn Vue

2003 Saturn Vue Problems

Flush cooling system every 60,000 miles

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723

Vehicles with a 6speed automatic transmission may develop one or more of the following faults related to a broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission: Illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723, loss of reverse gear, slipping or harsh 3rd or 5th gear shift. Removal and dis-assembly of the transmission will be required to replace the broken 35R wave plate. It is also extremely important that all debris from the failed part be cleaned from the transmission while it is disassembled in order to try and prevent future problems.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate. At this time, RepairPal cannot confirm a recall for this gas cap issue.

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2003 Saturn Vue Questions

It acts like it doesn't want to go when you give it gas sometimes, why? (1 answer)

Our 2003 Saturn Vue acts like it doesn't want to go when you give it gas sometimes, not every time. Once you get it going though, it runs fine. Now the a/c isn't running cold. We took it in and they thought it was electrical so they "rebooted" it. Now they say its the transmissi...

My 2003 Saturn Vue 2wd is kicking out the following codes: P2176 P0507 P0700 P1780. (1 answer)

The first one is throttle position sensor, which I believe is causing the other ones. My question is can i replace the sensor? or do I have to replace the throttle body and if so whats should I expect to pay?
I'm not sure if it is related but my battery light also keeps flashing sporadicall...

Valve cover gaskets on v6 vue done.Still have a leak near a/c mounts ?! (1 answer)

Looking to try to track down this leak. When the engine is revved up the oil will drip a good amount down the a/c mounting area and onto the exhaust. The front converter to be exact and cause smoking and oil burning. Can't seem to locate exactly where the leak may be coming from. It's jus...

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2003 Saturn Vue Recalls

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

These vehicles are being recalled because it may be possible for the key to be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "Off" position. If this were to occur the vehicle could roll away unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the vehicle to see if the key can be pulled out when the ignition is off. If it can, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and keys to correct this concern. Note: Until a vehicle has been remedied, owners and operators are advised that when exiting, to be sure that the vehicle is in "Park," or in the case of a manual transmission, that the vehicle is in the "Reverse" position and the parking brake is engaged.

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2003 Saturn Vue Reviews

Got 230,000 with the v6 front wheel, nothing major exept having to replace those darn wheel barring TWICE on ever side. Had to patch exhaust, thats getting ptryy rusted out
Love my 2003 Saturn Vue. 150,000 + miles and original clutch.
Got car slightly used in '04. Love the shape, size, milage (average 30mpg), and handling. Had minor issues and basic maintenance. Rear wiper is sluggish to work. I somehow pushed the Hazard light button all the way into the dashboard, can't even reach it to turn on. Cruise control light went out. Steering wheel creeks especially in cold weather. At 100,000 miles, am now addressing the sway bar...

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