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Saturn Vue Vehicle pulses when doing between 25 and 45. RPM's jump up and down during the pulsing.

Saturn Vue Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 122,238 mi (50,000 mi - 187,000 mi)

  • Visitor, , 175,000 mi

    transmission or engine pulses and jumps mpgs between the 25-45 as if racing when i shift gears and in gear

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi


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  •  Rookie

    My torque converter on the transmission was replaced by GM. If you're having this problem, get it to a dealer for repair! I spent months with independent repair shops trying to figure out the problem when all along GM was aware of the problem and just not announcing it. I finally got a card in the mail from GM stating they would take care of the problem.
    Once the converter was replaced, I had no more problems. Now have over 90,000 miles.

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  • Annie53, , 175,000 mi

    My 2004, 3.5 Liter, V6 does the same thing. (Forty-one years ago I had a 1974 AMC Gremlin that did something similar.) In my Vue, it seems to happen when traffic is moving along at one of those speeds in the range where the transmission normally shifts to the next gear, but the surrounding traffic isn't accelerating, so the car pulses back and forth between the two gears. My husband is retired and I'm unemployed, which makes it impossible for us to get it diagnosed or repaired. GM needs to make an official recall.

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  • RafaTovar, , 187,000 mi

    My vehicle makes a funny noise between 35 to 45 Mph. It is like driving over a grid. I took it to a local Chevrolet dealer because it was a recall on this issue. They were not able to fix the problem. The said the problem is the drive shat. The vehicle has a lot highway miles but it is in a perfect condition.

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