24th Aug 2006, 08:43
If the car won't start or if it stops running, have them check the cam sensors.
2nd Dec 2007, 13:23
I note that your car has the Honda drive train, so I don't doubt that you are having problems. Don't write Saturn off because of defective Honda parts. Yes, it was a bad decision to use an inferior import drive train, but next time look for a GM or Saturn with a GM engine and transmission. You'll find them far more reliable.
23rd Dec 2007, 16:41
Maybe you should read the review again, there weren't any problems with the engine. The Honda engine is what makes it such a great deal.
18th Nov 2008, 22:29
I don't have an answer, but I have been complaining to Saturn about my transmission issue for over 3 months now. Every time I take it to them, they say they can't find anything wrong. It's like the front end starts vibrating, and at the same time the rpm needle raises up, then comes back down when the vibration stops. It will do this going down the road at 35 mph steady.
I have complained about this in the beginning, but they said it was my brakes doing it's self check each time I start the vehicle and head down the road. I hear that too initially, but this is different and not right.
At one point I was driving down the road and the whole front end shook so bad that I almost turned back around, but went ahead and drove it anyways because it's still under warranty. What really erks me is that my factory warranty just expired last month, and just before that I purchased a 100,000 mile extended warranty from my credit union that I have the loan with, and the last time I took it in (still under factory warranty) Saturn had asked me for my extended warranty papers... I don't want to use my extended warranty for something that I had been complaining about before I purchased it.
18th Mar 2009, 12:03
"Maybe you should read the review again, there wasn't any problems with the engine. The Honda engine is what makes it such a great deal."
Evidently you missed the part where the reviewer said the vehicle broke down on the side of the road. That sounds like an engine problem to me.
I like the Vue, but you could not pay me to take one with the Honda engine. I'll stick with the GM Ecotec any day. I have owned one for the past seven years and it has been absolutely flawless. I also do not know anyone who has ever had a problem with one of them either, but I know plenty of people who have had problems with Honda's.
21st Jul 2010, 14:31
GM outright sucks, they have not made a decent vehicle since 1994. I am a licenced tech with lots of experience; Honda and Toyota are #1.
17th Oct 2010, 17:57
I'm looking to buy a Saturn Vue AWD 2006 with the 3.5 liter. I fell in love with this Saturn. Never was a big fan of Saturn, but finding out it had the J series motor from Honda was a selling point for me. Please, if you own one, do tell how has it been for you so far. There's a lot of hating; show some love.
Thanx ~ J in Boston.