1st Generation (2002—2007) Vue Problems

This generations ranks 36th out of 36 Saturn generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (22%), interior (13%), and the engine (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 41 complaints at an average of 108,134 miles in the 2003 Saturn Vue.
  2. Every Light on Vehicle Starts to Flash 8 complaints at an average of 121,566 miles in the 2006 Saturn Vue.
  3. Premature Wheel Bearing Failure 5 complaints at an average of 38,913 miles in the 2007 Saturn Vue.

What Vue Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Saturn model years.

Watch out for the 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 36 0 551 10.17
2006 49 0 452 12.7
2005 8 0 355 4.25
2004 44 2 346 23.93
2003 62 1 383 22.84
2002 10 2 377 7.13

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