2008 Saturn Vue Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Saturn Vue

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2008 Saturn Vue
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361
to $
604
2008 Saturn Vue
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300
to $
844
2008 Saturn Vue
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356
to $
695
2008 Saturn Vue
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819
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1,406
2008 Saturn Vue
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159
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268

2008 Saturn Vue Problems

A/C off for Engine Protection and Engine Reads Cold

Saturn Vue gasoline only models may display the warning message "A/C off for Engine Protection" on the instrument panel. This may be accompanied by illumination of the check engine light and the temperature gauge reading cold at all times. This is a feature of the engine that is activated by the power control module when it detects the engine warming up too slowly. The OBD trouble code P0128 may also be stored. 

The cause is simply a worn out thermostat that stays open at all times, preventing the engine from reaching the proper operating temperature. 

Replacement of the thermostat will correct the issue. 

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.

Burning Smell From Engine Due to Valve Cover Gasket Leak

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.

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2008 Saturn Vue Questions

My 2008 4 cylinder Saturn vue won't turn over only click when u turn key. (2 answers)

I put a new starter in it and still nothing. If I bypass starter relay the motor will turn over but won't crank. Not sure if it's a security issue or if the park sensor is not reading it being in park. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Won't start clicking sound light windows radio comes on has gas battery good (1 answer)

Only transport please I need answers as to what probably could be the issue and cost to repair never was an issue no warning drove to school started fine came out just clicking now security light not saying anything wrong on dash please help

Engine locked?? (1 answer)

One owner vehicle...bought it new. Always changed the oil and kept it serviced regularly and well maintained. What would cause the engine in my Saturn Vue to just lock up with only 118,000 miles?? Driving down the hwy and it just lost power. Would not start back up. Luckily, not much traffic behi...

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2008 Saturn Vue Recalls

Painted Outside Door Handles May Stick or Bind

The painted outside door handles may stick or bind, meaning the door may not latch when closed. If this were to occur, an unlatched door could open unexpectedly and an occupant not wearing a seat belt could fall out of the vehicle. Dealers will replace the painted door handles with chrome door handles free of charge. The recall began August 19, 2009. The GM recall number is 09066.

Power Steering Fluid Leak Could Result in a Fire

The power steering line connected to the power steering pump may have a nut that has loosened, possibly causing a power steering fluid leak. If the fluid contacts the hot exhaust components, a fire could start. Dealers will inspect the nut and tighten it. If a fluid leak is found, the fluid level will also be checked. The recall began September 26, 2008. The GM recall number is 08284.

The Automatic Transmission May Not Secure the Vehicle in the Park Position

Twenty-six vehicles are being recalled because the transmission case could break at the side bore that holds the park pawl pivot pin, eliminating the ability of the transmission to secure the vehicle when the transmission is in "Park." If this occurs, the vehicle may roll without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected transmissions. The recall should begin by May 5, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08168.

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2008 Saturn Vue Reviews

Rated
based on 2 customer reviews
just purchased used 08,so far so good
We are experiencing Throttle Body Sensor problems. they want to clean and reset our throttle body sensor and charge us, we have 40,000 on this 08 Vue v6. and the extended warranty she said will not cover it... can anyone give us some help here. thanks

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