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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Saturn Vue Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723
Saturn Vue Problem
Average Mileage: 69,687 mi (44,000 mi - 105,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Saturn Vue, 57,000 mi
Car started jerking when downshifting ..Per dealership..a broken wave plate is the culprit. Need new transmission..just my luck, 5 year warranty expired 9/2012, but only have 57,000 miles on this regularly maintenienced car. Now I see that this has been a common problem in this car..and I feel it should've been a recall issue but guess since it is not "life-threatening" it was not designated as such. VERY disappointing for a previously proud saturn owner and her pocketbook :(
Visitor, 2008 Saturn Vue
I had the same problem hard to shift lost reverse. They rebuilt it and I haven't put 10,000 miles on it now the same thing is starting hard shifting, loud noise. Then try to find a dealer to work on it. It took 6 weeks to get it back the first time.
Visitor, 2008 Saturn Vue, 54,000 mi
Car will not shift into reverse and when in drive will not shift from 1st. Dealer said it was due to a 35Clutch Wave Plate that broke & will cost$3500 to replace.
I feel GM should pay the full amount to fix it!
Visitor, 2003 Saturn Vue, 105,000 mi
same problem with no indication or warning prior to the existence of the condition. I try to promote and stand by American made products but for the average joe there is not much return for this type of loyalty. Bottom line Our car companies don't produce the best product they can and they don't stand by the ones they put out.
Visitor, 2008 Saturn Vue, 75,450 mi
complete loss of all gears. DTC P0777, P0796, P2715, P2723, P2724. The result of a 35r broken wave plate. Got a new reman trans from GM for $2350.00. Labor calls for 10+ hrs for a tech like myself but a good handyman with a little bit of mechanical know how and swap it. If you take it to a shop expect to pay anywhere from $3300 to $3900 for a job done right. Any less and you will run into this problem AGAIN. DONT USE A SALVAGE YARD trans in this case. There are updates when you buy one from GM that keep this from happening again with so little miles. If anyone charges you less then $3300.00, be Leary, they are most likely not educated enough to complete said repairs properly and or they are using a junk yard "salvage" transmission. Also thru GM the warranty that is offered is 3yr 36k miles. not bad for the price of comfort and not having this same issue again later. Good luck!
Visitor, 2008 Saturn Vue, 73,000 mi
car was being alined when technician could not get it in reverse. Later found gears 3 - 5 missing also.
Visitor, 2003 Saturn Vue, 95,000 mi
Power steering went out and the transmission is failing except reverse. Don't know what to do....
Visitor, 2008 Saturn Vue, 67,500 mi
Lost 3rd through 6th gear and reverse.
Visitor, 2008 Saturn Vue, 55,000 mi
Same issue, 2008 Saturn Vue, 55K miles and it is now in shop because transmission went out due to cheap china wave plate part. Should have been a recall and GM responsible for all of these. This is why people leaving GM.
Visitor, 2003 Saturn Vue, 90,000 mi
Transmission would not change gears from 3rd to 4th. Also after parking, the transmission would not go into reverse gear.