2003 Saturn Vue Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Saturn Vue
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2003 Saturn Vue Problems
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.
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.
The engine valve cover gaskets may develop and engine oil leak. A burning smell may be noted from the engine area if the type of leak were to occur.
2003 Saturn Vue Questions
I was hit in the front and the bumper was ripped off and the airbags never doployed
just got this 03 Saturn but has no operating book. Need to locate interior light switch -- I pushed every button I can see. Also key has a hard time turning motor on and has fallen out of the ignition once already. Any ideas out there?
I replaced the throttle body 2 1/2 years ago, I just did a transmission drain and fill, I changed oil and air filter and cabin filter. But I am still getting 2 codes P2176, and P0700. Could they just be errors ?
2003 Saturn Vue Recalls
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.
2003 Saturn Vue Reviews
I love my Vue. 179K Miles I cannot believe they discontinued it.
I love my Vue I wish Saturn wouldn't have went under
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...