ANGER! Saturn Vue Back Latch Repair

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by craig_film, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. craig_film

    craig_film Guest

    I can't seem to find any repair manual for the Saturn VUE Body. My
    back latch stopped working and I can't open my back hatch. I believe I
    could fix it myself if I had some guidance on how to open it. Any

    I am VERY frustrated with the Saturn VUE. We loved it when we first
    bought it, but we are now sick of being nickeled-and-dimed with repairs
    (but NOT nickels and dimes). There is no after-market repair manual.
    Saturn does not offer a factory repair manual (only the binder set for
    hundreds of dollars). Parts are impossible to find in parts stores.
    Saturn service in this area is very over-priced and we have not been at
    all happy with their customer service.

    Other problems we've had with our 2002 Saturn VUE.

    The lights on the inside of the hatch shut off when you open the hatch.

    The back wiper works occasionally and when it does, it goes only half
    ways, stops, then goes the rest of the way. It commonly stops in the
    middle of the window and won't go farther.

    The horn just started going-off one day on the highway and wouldn't
    stop. We had to either pull the fuse or pay $400 for a new steering
    wheel assembly.

    The clutch slave cylinder went out. The mechanic said there was
    practically no wear on the clutch so it shouldn't have been "worn out".

    The VUE may seem like a good value... but there are too many problems
    with our VUE to ever recommend it.
    craig_film, Jan 17, 2007
  2. craig_film

    Chuck Guest

    Chuck, Jan 18, 2007

  3. Check the consumer reports ratings of the Vue. Nuff said.

    tom @
    Tom The Great, Jan 18, 2007
  4. craig_film

    BläBlä Guest

    Do you have "Windows 2000 Pro" or "XP Pro"? You can pick up an old set
    of GM eSi (electronic service information) disc on ebay cheap. Same
    thing shops use. If you want you can buy it NEW for less than 4 new sets
    of shop manuals ($400). It will cover ALL GM cars from 1998 up to
    roughly the date on the disk. Beats everything out there hands down.

    Is the liftgate not unlocking? Is the handle no longer working the
    latch? Just to be sure here...have you tried your key? May have to slim
    jim it somehow.

    No harder and often less harder than a lot of Japanese & European cars.
    I found these 2 sites recently if you need any hard to find OEM parts. (click "saturn parts")
    and (click "oem catalog")

    Sounds like dealerships.

    I question their diagnosing on this one.

    Hmm shame you're to far away for me to take a crack at it.
    Oh yeah and lets look at Consumer Reports recent folly on child seats...
    He bought the first model year of the Vue. Buy what ever you want but if
    you buy the first model year of anything dont expect it to be anything
    other than buggy. I cant recall anyone else ever posting these issues
    here nor did I spot TSB's on the above.
    BläBlä, Jan 19, 2007
  5. craig_film

    HomeR Guest

    As far as I know, Consumer Reports HATES any car that is made in USA.
    They are 99% Jap fans.

    HomeR, Mar 17, 2007
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