Drove like a much smaller lighter sports car. The engine stalls for several seconds, the battery light comes on and then the vehicle will restart. The gasoline engine shuts off when at idle and is quickly started again once the accelerator is depressed. I don't know why Saturn went out of business because their cars are amazing. I would have bought more, but they stopped making them.
The contact proceeded to drive the vehicle for a shirt period of time. Shop unable to tell me when car will be returned. Looked very good condition with new tires. I then parked my car and had it towed because of the safety concerns. After 10 years, body looks great, interior a little rough wear on drivers seat. The dealer assured the contact that the vehicle was safe to drive until the parts became available.
I like the fact it is affordable and it has plenty of space inside. Cars now rides like it did when new!! I've been told this is by design for efficiency reasons. Both the battery and battery harnesses were replaced yet the problem still occurs. It is very disturbing that they knew the problem existed with these vehicles and did not perform a engine harness jumper replacement and reprogram before the new vehicle was sold. The contact had previously received an unknown manufacturer's recall for the hybrid battery and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. It has too many electrical problems. Today, I retrieved my vehicle from the dealer who just replaced the battery harness and the vehicle died two miles after picking it up when they informed me that no power appeared to be draining the battery.
We recently sampled the simplest of those systems in the Saturn Vue Green Line. I feel that they wasted my time by not disclosing this. The dealership says they can not duplicate the problem and tried to return the vehicle with no repairs done. The vehicle was repaired, with the exception of the radio. Fuel consumption is not impressive for a hybrid. I hope this is not a trend.
I personally don't feel it's going to last me as long or be as reliable as my last 2 cars which where Toyotas. The hybrid system's electric motor does what it can to help out on the freeway, but this is one car that won't spend much time in the left-hand lane. The vehicle was not repaired due to the battery being on back order. For more on how this works in theory and in practice, see below. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the failure was related to a voltage defect within the battery. However I live in arizona and ac is essential.
Nothing in the add about the condition and I also spoke to them on the phone before I drove there and they didnt tell me of the condition. He was able to restart the vehicle as it resumed normal operation. The dealer does not seem to know what to do to correct. The Vue's battery pack is tucked away under the rear cargo area. The contact stated that the after starting the vehicle, the check engine light was illuminated. I also get the oil indicator light coming on and staying on for the first 10 sec.
The front passenger seat folds completely flat so you can load long objects and close the rear hatch. The entry-level, gasoline-only Saturn Vue comes with a 143-horsepower, 2. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. Returned from out of town trip and car started. The failure mileage was approximately 45,925 and the current mileage was approximately 46,000.
Anyways we all suffered relatively minor injuries Just some whiplash and some minor cuts that didn't require stitches while the Vue was a mess. Repairs paid for by purchased warranty. It finally locked up and I had to have it towed and repaired. It has a big windshield. Published reviews will be distributed to , , , and other web sites. No repairs except required maintenance oil changes, transmission fluid changes, filter changes , except for today, let the battery run down, and check engine light and traction control light came on.