The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was advised to replace the transmission. I have gotten no assistance with this problem and have been treated rudly and received very poor customer service. Tried to shift to reverse, couldn't get into gear. I found out that most shops do not work on these 3 of the 4 I called due to the fact that even with a rebuilt one, you are still putting in a transmission that is faulty and they can't guarantee them. If there is anyone out there that has experienced this with a different outcome, please let me know. I have had this car into the sturn dealer in greenville on three occasions to repair this transmission. Called my auto shop and was able to drive it to the shop for diagnosis.
He did point out that the fluid was really black and had specks of metal in it. I also have a 2006 saturn vue 3. I bought the vehicle at west 40 auto sales who did not tell me about any problems or bulletins on this vehicle. She called the manufacturer and was informed of a current lawsuit regarding the vti transmission and was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test. Saturn called me back and said that they will not fax this information to wyns and will not mail me the warranty information to me. This letter states that Saturn will provide extended coverage for up to 75 thousand miles or 5 years. Since I now need another vehicle, this heap will certainly be repossessed.
In this video I wanted to check the quality of the transmission oil, then I decided to open the fill plug to see how much over it was. I took it to the dealership to be looked at because of hearing all the transmission problems these cars have had. This is a total disgrace. This has happened twice in less than 4. The car has 24,000 miles.
I notice the numerous complaints on the Saturn Vue and decided to voice mine also. With all these complaints something should have been done about this by now!. It seemed it only does it when the motor is cold, like in the first half a mile driven. Honda did transmission recalls in 2004. Lube valve update is critical! The transmission was replaced by the dealer under warranty. This caused a very near serious accident when I was in traffic and tried to make a left hand turn the car did not respond and thankfully the driver of the on coming transfer truck was able to avoid an accident with my car. They now tell me there is nothing wrong with the car; enev though they have previously told me the transmission is bad.
The vehicle was not repaired. Mechanic reports that this is a known problem on Saturns with manual transmissions but that no safety recalls have ever been issued. Car is unable to move under own power. Somehow while they were looking at it the transmission went and I couldn't drive my car over 20 mph. Our on-line research shows that this transmission vti has been a problem for everyone who purchased this model car. The vehicle has always been very difficult to get into gear at times, even after repairs have been done to fix the manual transmission. The police officer then had to push my car to an auto repair shop off the highway.
Went to 1st, then back to reverse ok. So if I put 8 quarts in at 124K and this is a seal transmission, and only about a quart comes out of the fill plug, does it stand to reason that Car-X did not fill my transmission as they should have? So if you can find a transmission that was for the 2. As I mentioned in this video, I personally put 8 quarts of cvt fluid in. The new fluid did not kill it; the trans was on the way out anyway. Parts are available to be replaced. My transmission has now gone out.
The driver applied pressure to the accelerator pedal but the vehicle would not accelerate further. I still owe 110000 on the car and I cant drive nor do I have the cash to fix. This should not have occurred in a vehicle so young. A transmission pan drop and clean, filter replacement, and fluid flush followed by a silent prayer would be the best course of action. Tried to take to independent garage to have repair performed, and upon pickup at dealership both clips were apparently so bad that no linkage between shifter and transmission now exists.
I would think with so many people complaining about the same issue that a recall would have been done. The current mileage was 42,623. If so, then this is the second time that Car-X has bamboozled me. When I research the issue it comes up that there was a class action lawsuit against Saturn for this problem. She stated that in June 2009, while driving 45 mph the vehicle lunged forward and began losing power at a low speed. Automatic Transmission Fluid Pressure Test Hole Plug.
The dealer was unable to find what was wrong with it. After the initial surge the vehicle acts like it is going to stall, stop or cut off. Has the fluid ever been changed before? So now I cant get my extended warranty company to fix it because they have no proof that the warranty is no good at my mileage. Lube valves failed to cool transmission and overheated it and torque converter. I must say it is in great body shape and interior but all I can do is sit in it in the driveway and go nowhere. Saturn stated to me if I took it to another repair facility that they would loose out on the money of repairing my transmission. The contact was forced to shut the engine off and allow the vehicle to reset itself.