VUE Recall

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by Howard Slomer, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Does anyone know what suspension part(s) will be replaced during the VUE
    recall?

    Has anyone had the work done yet?

    Howard
     
    Howard Slomer, Oct 2, 2004
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  2. Howard Slomer

    Scout Guest

    I tried to have it done (see my "am I wrong here?" post).
    They told me they won't have the parts until late October.
    I'm wondering if I should even bother, I've already got 65,000 miles on my
    2003 VUE, and I haven't flipped it yet. I'm just afraid they won't get it
    right. It's like Mark Twain said, "a good watch is only a good watch until
    the tinkerers get a hold of it."
    Scout
     
    Scout, Oct 3, 2004
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  3. Howard Slomer

    Scout Guest

    correction: make that 55,000 miles
     
    Scout, Oct 3, 2004
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  4. Howard Slomer

    ProfWdesk1 Guest

    Can 2 adults and 3 kids fit in a Vue? Is there a big difference from the
    earlist Vue to a 2004 Model?
     
    ProfWdesk1, Oct 4, 2004
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  5. Howard Slomer

    marx404 Guest

    AFAIK, I have been told that Saturn has not completely decided on how to
    exactly fix the rear suspension issue, ergo, no VUES have been repaired from
    the recall as of yet.
    They are trying to figure out the best way to fix all of them.

    Keep in touch with your Service mgrs to find out when this is going to
    happen.
    As far as if VUE drivers are in grave danger, the answer is - No, not unless
    you are driving like a maniac stunt driver and purposely try to maneuver
    your VUE to make it roll over as they did in the new NHTSA tests.

    marx404
     
    marx404, Oct 4, 2004
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  6. Howard Slomer

    Scout Guest

    We've put 5 adults in our 2003 VUE - but it was pretty tight in the back.
    Scout
     
    Scout, Oct 4, 2004
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  7. Howard Slomer

    ProfWdesk1 Guest

    Does the Recall affect all VUE's or only certain years?
     
    ProfWdesk1, Oct 5, 2004
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  8. Howard Slomer

    Art Guest

    ALL
     
    Art, Oct 5, 2004
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  9. Howard Slomer

    marx404 Guest

    Yes, all VUES and thier goal to start fixing this is Oct. Hey, it's Oct,
    whaddya know?
    Well, should be soon anyways, keep up with your local deslership to find out
    when.

    marx404
     
    marx404, Oct 6, 2004
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  10. Howard Slomer

    psniadecki Guest

    My wife took our 2004 VUE in for an oil change Friday 12/10/04. When
    she came home, the windshield fluid was leaking from somewhere near the
    bottom of the resevoir.

    THE GOOD When she went back today (12/13), the dealer scheduled
    an appointment on 12/14 to install the VUE RECALL rear suspension
    parts. The dealer, Saturn in West Michigan, said the parts became
    available on 12/1/04.

    They also will look at the leaking windshield fluid system. (I bet
    they nicked something when they changed the oil filter in the 4
    cylinder ECOTECH engine.)

    I do not know if earlier model VUE's will be recalled, but the 2004 is
    definately being "fixed/modified." I will let you all know what "new"
    parts I see on the rear end when the job is finished.

    We do like our VUE, which is a FWD,CVT AUTO, 4 cyl ECOTECH. We have
    been getting 29++ on the highway!
     
    psniadecki, Dec 14, 2004
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    Chuck Guest

    On Dec. 6 I had my '03 V6 (33k miles) in for some noise I was hearing
    during right-hand turns. They replaced the Intermediate Steering Shaft
    which didn't fix the noise - I suspect it is actually a wheel bearing.
    Anyway, they also performed Campaign #04067001 - Replacement of Rear
    Lateral Link Assemblies (Link Kit 15249340 - 1.2 Hrs. Labor)
     
    Chuck, Dec 14, 2004
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  12. Howard Slomer

    psniadecki Guest

    --- 12/15/04 UPDATE ---

    My lovely wife just returned from a Saturn dealer in West Michigan. It
    appears my 2004 VUE was "fixed/modified" by adding a damping type part
    to the rear spring mechanism. It appears to prevent "excessive travel"
    of the suspension. It appears the part was installed inside the rear
    springs.

    We are in the midst of "lake effect snow", so my review of the work
    done is limited. I will post more, later, if I discover any other
    "mods" to the 2004 VUE, which we like even more now!!!!!

    --- signed PAUL with a VUE in West Michigan ---
     
    psniadecki, Dec 15, 2004
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  13. Howard Slomer

    psniadecki Guest

    --- 12/15/04 UPDATE ---

    My lovely wife just returned from a Saturn dealer in West Michigan. It
    appears my 2004 VUE was "fixed/modified" by adding a damping type part
    to the rear spring mechanism. It appears to prevent "excessive travel"
    of the suspension. It appears the part was installed inside the rear
    springs.

    We are in the midst of "lake effect snow", so my review of the work
    done is limited. I will post more, later, if I discover any other
    "mods" to the 2004 VUE, which we like even more now!!!!!

    --- signed PAUL with a VUE in West Michigan ---
     
    psniadecki, Dec 15, 2004
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  14. Howard Slomer

    psniadecki Guest

    --- 12/15/04 UPDATE ---

    My lovely wife just returned from a Saturn dealer in West Michigan. It
    appears my 2004 VUE was "fixed/modified" by adding a damping type part
    to the rear spring mechanism. It appears to prevent "excessive travel"
    of the suspension. It appears the part was installed inside the rear
    springs.

    We are in the midst of "lake effect snow", so my review of the work
    done is limited. I will post more, later, if I discover any other
    "mods" to the 2004 VUE, which we like even more now!!!!!

    --- signed PAUL with a VUE in West Michigan ---
     
    psniadecki, Dec 15, 2004
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  15. Howard Slomer

    psniadecki Guest

    --- 12/15/04 UPDATE ---

    My lovely wife just returned from a Saturn dealer in West Michigan. It
    appears my 2004 VUE was "fixed/modified" by adding a damping type part
    to the rear spring mechanism. It appears to prevent "excessive travel"
    of the suspension. It appears the part was installed inside the rear
    springs.

    We are in the midst of "lake effect snow", so my review of the work
    done is limited. I will post more, later, if I discover any other
    "mods" to the 2004 VUE, which we like even more now!!!!!

    --- signed PAUL with a VUE in West Michigan ---
     
    psniadecki, Dec 15, 2004
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  16. Howard Slomer

    psniadecki Guest

    --- 12/15/04 UPDATE ---

    My lovely wife just returned from a Saturn dealer in West Michigan. It
    appears my 2004 VUE was "fixed/modified" by adding a damping type part
    to the rear spring mechanism. It appears to prevent "excessive travel"
    of the suspension. It appears the part was installed inside the rear
    springs.

    We are in the midst of "lake effect snow", so my review of the work
    done is limited. I will post more, later, if I discover any other
    "mods" to the 2004 VUE, which we like even more now!!!!!

    --- signed PAUL with a VUE in West Michigan ---
     
    psniadecki, Dec 15, 2004
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  17. Howard Slomer

    straturday Guest

    Chuck,

    We have a 2003 Vue with 27000 miles. Rear end has been getting
    noticably noisier over the last couple thousand miles. Took in in to
    the dealer a few days ago and they think is has a bad rear wheel
    bearing. I will get it back to them for further diagnosis/repair in the
    next few weeks and will post here what the outcome was. We bought this
    vehicle new and it has not been abused.

    Strat
     
    straturday, Dec 18, 2004
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  18. Howard Slomer

    B. Peg Guest

    I "think" there is a VUE wheel bearing recall going on -- or so I seem to
    remember reading here.....

    B~
     
    B. Peg, Dec 18, 2004
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  19. Howard Slomer

    Brian Talley Guest

    Yeah, I had exactly the same problem but at around 16,000 miles. This
    seems to be a "feature" of this vehicle; many others have had the
    problem.

    Brian
     
    Brian Talley, Dec 18, 2004
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