I am happy to say after reading the reviews on the 2002 Saturn Vue, that I have not had too many problems with mine, but am rather nervous now.
My Vue has had the rpm's stick as if the transmission was about to go. I also have the check engine come on in the winter when I run the heat. Autozone said it was the thermostat, and my husband was going to replace it, but in order to get to it, you have to tear into the engine. Um no, that's not happening. Once spring hits and the heater is turned off, the light goes out, so I just deal with it. The heat seems to work fine. Takes a little longer to heat up now, but still does the job.
I am now experiencing a very loud noise as if I am taking off in an airplane. Very much annoying, not to mention gives you a major headache. The faster the car goes, the louder the noise is. I was told to have the wheel bearings checked. Does anyone know if the wheel bearings would cause this noise? I had new tires put on a couple months ago, but couldn't really tell you if that has anything to do with it. Like I said, the noise started out low and is now so unbearably loud. I hate to pay for a service call, if it could be something other than the wheel bearings, that is an easy fix.