Recall Alert: 2008 Saturn Vue

08SaturnVue GM has issued a recall for 44,451 Saturn Vue crossovers from the 2008 model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The crossover’s body-colored door handles might stick or bind. In this case, a door may not latch.

An unlatched door could come open while driving, putting the occupants in danger and increasing the risk of injury.

Dealers will replace the outside door handles with new chrome handles for free. Owners may contact Saturn at 800-972-8876 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236.


By Stephen Markley | June 29, 2009 | Comments (7)



This is a cheap fix to avoid having to ship body-colored door handles in various colors. Why not give the owners what they paid for--body-colored door handles which function properly?

Jane Tomos

Just in time for the American people to pay for the fixes. This bankruptcy will pass all the cost on to the Treasury. Please let GM go into a regular bankruptcy.


Awesome. I'd love to see a driver taking a sharp right turn without wearing their seatbelt and fly right out the car onto the road. That will teach you not to wear your seat belt...says Vue!!!


Chrome handles? Bling bling.....
I guess Penske can afford them.


It would be interesting to know if the Opel version of this car in Europe had same issue?

I'm probably wrong about this, but to me it just seems like replacing the door handle doesn't fix what causes the problem, the mechanism behind the handle.

Or maybe the recall replaces that piece too, I've never had the initiative to take apart my door handles to see how it operates before.


My VUE leaks rain water inside under dash both sides. My dealer kept my car several days to fix. However when I returned to pick it up they said they are closing and to take my VUE to another dealer for repair. The only other dealer is far away. I sure made a bad decision to buy. I found I now own an un-American car, not like my first Saturn SC2 that I love.

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