03 Vue road noise & mpg?

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by Tikka3006, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. Tikka3006

    Tikka3006 Guest

    Has anyone noticed a lot of road noise coming from the front wheel wells on
    their Vue? This occurs at speed of less than 35 mph. On a smooth pavement
    its not very noticable however if the road surface has slight roughness the
    noise is more noticable. I checked the front suspension and it seems fine
    as the Vue has 28000 miles on it. I also looked under the chassis for loose
    parts but couldn't find any. Just wondering if this is normal for Vues?
    The only solution I can think of is spraying under body coating in the wheel
    wells to dampen the noise.

    What are other Vue owners (V6/auto/2WD) getting as far as miles per gallon?

    Tikka3006, Sep 29, 2005
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    C. E. White Guest

    I'd suspect a strange wear pattern on the tires. Try rotating the tires and
    see what happens with the noise. I have a 4 cylinder Vue with the CVT
    transmission. When commuting, I get around 20 mpg. On a long trip around 22.
    My SO can get over 25 on a long trip. I tend to be a little more aggressive
    and drive 5 to 10 miles an hour faster than she does.

    C. E. White, Sep 30, 2005
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    fcino Guest

    i have an '03, awd, 6 cyl., 25,000mi.

    from what i kno, the road noise u hear is 'normal' for that year & model
    Vue. don't kno if they made them quieter on newer models.

    i've noticed some noise from the radio antenae, when is shakes from the
    wind, etc.

    my mpg is pretty good. 20+ city, 25 high.
    fcino, Oct 4, 2005
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