Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
PB-10037A04/01/201110038759Gm: onstar is making incomplete calls without the driver knowing. when have a data connection. *rm06/27/2011
PB-10037A04/01/201110038759Ready06/27/2011
PIT-4730A06/01/201010036550Buick/cadillac/chevrolet/gmc/hummer/pontiac/saturn: additional diagnostic information for u0140 or u0073. vehicle may exhibits some symptom(s) as door locks cycle while driving; intermittent no start; service stabilitrak dic message; spee03/28/2011
07084700408/01/2007070847004A10022963Information on body control module (bcm) grounds. *nj10/09/2007
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
SB-10136A01/01/201110038573Ready06/21/2011
SB-10136A01/01/201110038573Gm: hybrid function may become inoperative with a service engine soon light on. the hybrid service light may also illuminate and fuel economy will be lower. *rm06/21/2011
RB-1013507/01/201010033526Saturn/chevrolet: loss of hybrid function-replace batteries. the hybrid function on these vehicles may become inoperative. check engine light will illuminate in instrument panel and/or service hybrid message in driver information center,08/20/2010
PB-07232A10/01/200810028490General motors: vehicles may have a condition where the body control module (bcm) overestimates the charge of the battery. an undercharged battery may not be able to start the vehicle. csc letter was received. *pe05/05/2009
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - SOFTWARE
RB-1013507/01/201010033526Saturn/chevrolet: loss of hybrid function-replace batteries. the hybrid function on these vehicles may become inoperative. check engine light will illuminate in instrument panel and/or service hybrid message in driver information center,08/20/2010
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
PIT-4730A06/01/201010036550Buick/cadillac/chevrolet/gmc/hummer/pontiac/saturn: additional diagnostic information for u0140 or u0073. vehicle may exhibits some symptom(s) as door locks cycle while driving; intermittent no start; service stabilitrak dic message; spee03/28/2011

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
10/27/20117000
 Electrical issues with rear wiper and heating element(defogger) system. pressing the rear defogger switch to turn on the heating element would instead start delivering windshield washing fluid continuously. pressing the rear wiper switch would start the wiper in a very erratic and scary way. whole system works in a spooky wat.
12/14/20118000
 Battery completely dead; there is an electrical circuit drawing power from the battery all the time causing it to drain with no start situation. this could become a safety issue if the car does not start in the middle of the night in a parking lot. took it to mechanic several times but the electrical draw could not be identified.
10/27/20117000
 Electrical issues with rear wiper and heating element(defogger) system. pressing the rear defogger switch to turn on the heating element would instead start delivering windshield washing fluid continuously. pressing the rear wiper switch would start the wiper in a very erratic and scary way. whole system works in a spooky wat.
12/14/20118000
 Battery completely dead; there is an electrical circuit drawing power from the battery all the time causing it to drain with no start situation. this could become a safety issue if the car does not start in the middle of the night in a parking lot. took it to mechanic several times but the electrical draw could not be identified.
10/27/20117000
 Electrical issues with rear wiper and heating element(defogger) system. pressing the rear defogger switch to turn on the heating element would instead start delivering windshield washing fluid continuously. pressing the rear wiper switch would start the wiper in a very erratic and scary way. whole system works in a spooky wat.
12/14/20118000
 Battery completely dead; there is an electrical circuit drawing power from the battery all the time causing it to drain with no start situation. this could become a safety issue if the car does not start in the middle of the night in a parking lot. took it to mechanic several times but the electrical draw could not be identified.
10/27/20117000
 Electrical issues with rear wiper and heating element(defogger) system. pressing the rear defogger switch to turn on the heating element would instead start delivering windshield washing fluid continuously. pressing the rear wiper switch would start the wiper in a very erratic and scary way. whole system works in a spooky wat.
12/14/20118000
 Battery completely dead; there is an electrical circuit drawing power from the battery all the time causing it to drain with no start situation. this could become a safety issue if the car does not start in the middle of the night in a parking lot. took it to mechanic several times but the electrical draw could not be identified.
12/05/201148000
 Passenger headlight went out. i attempted to fix it, but a new bulb doesn't resolve the issue. the protective cover over the wiring going to the light is melted and there are noticeable burn marks around the light and light housing.
12/05/201148000
 Passenger headlight went out. i attempted to fix it, but a new bulb doesn't resolve the issue. the protective cover over the wiring going to the light is melted and there are noticeable burn marks around the light and light housing.
12/05/201148000
 Passenger headlight went out. i attempted to fix it, but a new bulb doesn't resolve the issue. the protective cover over the wiring going to the light is melted and there are noticeable burn marks around the light and light housing.
12/05/201148000
 Passenger headlight went out. i attempted to fix it, but a new bulb doesn't resolve the issue. the protective cover over the wiring going to the light is melted and there are noticeable burn marks around the light and light housing.
12/05/201148000
 Passenger headlight went out. i attempted to fix it, but a new bulb doesn't resolve the issue. the protective cover over the wiring going to the light is melted and there are noticeable burn marks around the light and light housing.
08/30/200927000
 When the vehicle is running, there are times when the air conditioner blows nothing but extremely hot air. it does not matter what you do with the controls. the fan is on high and the lights on the controls blink.
08/30/200927000
 When the vehicle is running, there are times when the air conditioner blows nothing but extremely hot air. it does not matter what you do with the controls. the fan is on high and the lights on the controls blink.
08/30/200927000
 When the vehicle is running, there are times when the air conditioner blows nothing but extremely hot air. it does not matter what you do with the controls. the fan is on high and the lights on the controls blink.
08/21/201157300
 While driving in the rain with the air conditioner going, the air conditioner all of a sudden started blowing hot air and at the highest fan speed. at first we could not turn down the speed and then as we played with the dials we were able to get it down to the lowest speed. because the air flow is always moving in the vue (according to the owners manual) were were not able to shut the fan off completely. even turning the air control unit to manual the heat continued to blow. the top of the unit was getting extremely hot to the touch. we were stopping for lunch with and when we returned after the meal the unit had reset itself and we had no more problems on the return trip from va to oh. on 8/23/11 the problem occurred again and only turning off the engine reset the unit. took the vue in for service and they reprogrammed the air conditioner, evaced (?) the unit and recharged with freon. two weeks later, on 9/6 /11 the same thing occurred twice within 6 hours. will be calling the dealership again.
08/21/201157300
 While driving in the rain with the air conditioner going, the air conditioner all of a sudden started blowing hot air and at the highest fan speed. at first we could not turn down the speed and then as we played with the dials we were able to get it down to the lowest speed. because the air flow is always moving in the vue (according to the owners manual) were were not able to shut the fan off completely. even turning the air control unit to manual the heat continued to blow. the top of the unit was getting extremely hot to the touch. we were stopping for lunch with and when we returned after the meal the unit had reset itself and we had no more problems on the return trip from va to oh. on 8/23/11 the problem occurred again and only turning off the engine reset the unit. took the vue in for service and they reprogrammed the air conditioner, evaced (?) the unit and recharged with freon. two weeks later, on 9/6 /11 the same thing occurred twice within 6 hours. will be calling the dealership again.
08/21/201157300
 While driving in the rain with the air conditioner going, the air conditioner all of a sudden started blowing hot air and at the highest fan speed. at first we could not turn down the speed and then as we played with the dials we were able to get it down to the lowest speed. because the air flow is always moving in the vue (according to the owners manual) were were not able to shut the fan off completely. even turning the air control unit to manual the heat continued to blow. the top of the unit was getting extremely hot to the touch. we were stopping for lunch with and when we returned after the meal the unit had reset itself and we had no more problems on the return trip from va to oh. on 8/23/11 the problem occurred again and only turning off the engine reset the unit. took the vue in for service and they reprogrammed the air conditioner, evaced (?) the unit and recharged with freon. two weeks later, on 9/6 /11 the same thing occurred twice within 6 hours. will be calling the dealership again.
08/21/201157300
 While driving in the rain with the air conditioner going, the air conditioner all of a sudden started blowing hot air and at the highest fan speed. at first we could not turn down the speed and then as we played with the dials we were able to get it down to the lowest speed. because the air flow is always moving in the vue (according to the owners manual) were were not able to shut the fan off completely. even turning the air control unit to manual the heat continued to blow. the top of the unit was getting extremely hot to the touch. we were stopping for lunch with and when we returned after the meal the unit had reset itself and we had no more problems on the return trip from va to oh. on 8/23/11 the problem occurred again and only turning off the engine reset the unit. took the vue in for service and they reprogrammed the air conditioner, evaced (?) the unit and recharged with freon. two weeks later, on 9/6 /11 the same thing occurred twice within 6 hours. will be calling the dealership again.
06/22/201060500
 Tl. the contact owns a 2008 saturn vue. the contact stated while starting the vehicle is starts to shake and stall. the contact restart the vehicle in order for the shaking to stop. the contact stated when this happens the system light comes on. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer updated the computer and replaced the battery. that was last year and that did not remedy the issue. the contact took the vehicle back to another dealer and the dealer updated the computer again and a hour after the repair the vehicle started to shake and stall. the contact has called the manufacturer. the contact stated the was unsafe to drive. the failure mileage was 60,500. jo
06/22/201060500
 Tl. the contact owns a 2008 saturn vue. the contact stated while starting the vehicle is starts to shake and stall. the contact restart the vehicle in order for the shaking to stop. the contact stated when this happens the system light comes on. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer updated the computer and replaced the battery. that was last year and that did not remedy the issue. the contact took the vehicle back to another dealer and the dealer updated the computer again and a hour after the repair the vehicle started to shake and stall. the contact has called the manufacturer. the contact stated the was unsafe to drive. the failure mileage was 60,500. jo
06/22/201060500
 Tl. the contact owns a 2008 saturn vue. the contact stated while starting the vehicle is starts to shake and stall. the contact restart the vehicle in order for the shaking to stop. the contact stated when this happens the system light comes on. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer updated the computer and replaced the battery. that was last year and that did not remedy the issue. the contact took the vehicle back to another dealer and the dealer updated the computer again and a hour after the repair the vehicle started to shake and stall. the contact has called the manufacturer. the contact stated the was unsafe to drive. the failure mileage was 60,500. jo
03/05/200920000
 While driving our 2008 saturn vue all the instrument panel monitors diasappeared - didn't know what gear, speed or gas gauge etc. took it in to the dealers' where they figured it was the computer- as they could not reset it. after many days, this was not the problem so they put the original one back in. after talkling to several friends who had a similiar problem with a 2008 chevy blazer, they discovered that it was fluid in the throttle box -when we meantioned this to the service manager, the problew was quickly resolved! another time the engine light came on - we discovered that the problem was simply that the gas cap has not been replaced properly. seems it is very sensitive.
03/05/200920000
 While driving our 2008 saturn vue all the instrument panel monitors diasappeared - didn't know what gear, speed or gas gauge etc. took it in to the dealers' where they figured it was the computer- as they could not reset it. after many days, this was not the problem so they put the original one back in. after talkling to several friends who had a similiar problem with a 2008 chevy blazer, they discovered that it was fluid in the throttle box -when we meantioned this to the service manager, the problew was quickly resolved! another time the engine light came on - we discovered that the problem was simply that the gas cap has not been replaced properly. seems it is very sensitive.
03/05/200920000
 While driving our 2008 saturn vue all the instrument panel monitors diasappeared - didn't know what gear, speed or gas gauge etc. took it in to the dealers' where they figured it was the computer- as they could not reset it. after many days, this was not the problem so they put the original one back in. after talkling to several friends who had a similiar problem with a 2008 chevy blazer, they discovered that it was fluid in the throttle box -when we meantioned this to the service manager, the problew was quickly resolved! another time the engine light came on - we discovered that the problem was simply that the gas cap has not been replaced properly. seems it is very sensitive.
03/05/200920000
 While driving our 2008 saturn vue all the instrument panel monitors diasappeared - didn't know what gear, speed or gas gauge etc. took it in to the dealers' where they figured it was the computer- as they could not reset it. after many days, this was not the problem so they put the original one back in. after talkling to several friends who had a similiar problem with a 2008 chevy blazer, they discovered that it was fluid in the throttle box -when we meantioned this to the service manager, the problew was quickly resolved! another time the engine light came on - we discovered that the problem was simply that the gas cap has not been replaced properly. seems it is very sensitive.
02/01/2010103/01/2008
 Ltr fwd email fm (al) re 2008 saturn vue. vehicle experienced several defects and received notice that gm extended warranty will no longer cover this vehicle, reply to mobile, al ofc. *kb the consumer stated the vehicle stalled when he attempted to accelerate, the vehicle had electrical problems, the front end made popping noises and a strange noise was coming from the dash. *jb
11/14/200875001
 On 9/24/08 i purchased a 2008 saturn vue xr awd with 5945 miles on it at the time of purchase. it was a corporate fleet vehicle prior to my purchase. it has a preferred package including a factory-installed remote start. in the short 4 months i own it i have experienced a problem with the instrument cluster panel at least 10 times or more. specifically, the instrument cluster display does not illuminate at all. no speedometer, no fuel gage, rpm's or turn signals yet the vehicle is in drive and running. what i've been experiencing typically happens when i use the remote keyless entry (rke) to remote start the vehicle & particularly when it's extremely cold or the vehicle has been sitting overnight for several hours. i remote start the vehicle then within 6-8 minutes i enter the vehicle using the unlock key on the remote. i put the key in the ignition and turn it to the on position which should then allow the vehicle to operate normally once it is put in gear. my vehicle's instrument cluster panel is completely dark with no display whatsoever yet the vehicle is running and in motion. one day i tried to remote start it as i usually do but it would not work even though i was in range and then when i put the key in the ignition it still would not start. on another day i was driving when suddenly the dashboard just went completely black for about 5 seconds and then came back on again. i have brought my vue back to the dealership 3 times already and they say they cannot duplicate the problem and there is nothing that they can do. i just have to wait until it happens again. unacceptable response on saturn/gm
10/20/2008111/30/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 saturn vue. the contact stated that the exterior thermostat has never worked since the vehicle was purchased. the dealer attempted to make repairs on several occasions, but was unsuccessful. the current mileage was 14,000 updated 1/6/09 *cn updated 01/14/09. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
06/01/20091
 We purchased a 2008 saturn vue on june 28, 2008. the past 3 weeks, the key would periodically not release from the ignition - service department replaced the shifter saying it was not completely going into park. also, the airbag light (for driver) starting blinking at the time the above occurred (this was also brought to their attention). when i started the car, it started to blink (only light blinking) and continued blinking when all other lights faded. no error message was received by the chip. mile one saturn claims that they could not replicate the air bag issue, therefore the service department perceived there was no issue and released the car to me. needless to say, i went back in and told them i was not taking the car until they fixed the problem. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
01/01/20082000110/29/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 saturn vue. after having the tires inspected, the vehicle would not start. there were no warning signals prior to the inspection. the dealer stated that the vehicle needed a starter, in which they replaced and there had been no further occurrences. a formal complaint was filed with the manufacturer. the current and failure mileages were 2,000. updated 01-29-08. *kb