Lights flicker on the dash and the headlights would flicker back and forth while driving. Still had all 4 open door lights on and all the doors were shut. It happened again and moving the battery worked. My getting stranded someplace is bad enough , I do not want my wife stranded anywhere if it can be avoided. After staring at the inside the engine bay, I focused on three plugs that went into some kind of module that sits atop the battery cover. Towed to dealer, dealer stated bad battery. Each time it would not start a jump was required, and then the car would drive fine.
Was good for another two months. One week later, the contact was driving 45 mph and the voltage imbalance drained the battery causing the vehicle to stall. In the case of my sc2, Saturn initially refused to pay for the replacement stating that it was not covered under their extended warranty. After about five times trying it this way I left the wheels turned all the way to the left and put the vehicle into gear and made a U turn and keep going to home. But that could happen in an unsafe place or just maybe quit in the middle of traffic or the highway. The first issue was fixed 3 weeks before the second issue started.
Once you are finished reviving a dead car battery in your Vue, make sure you drive it for at least 5 minutes before turning it off so your battery isn't dead the next time. Eventually my warranty will run out and then I will be stuck with a very expensive lemon! I think that the stabilitrak turns off as a direct result of the vehicle losing the electronic connection. The reduce power warning light illuminated after the failure occurred. I thought that it was coming from outside, but rolling down the windows did not help. The vehicle stalled in the middle of an intersection. The vehicle was repaired, with the exception of the radio. They stayed on more than 5 minutes before finally going off.
Jumping the car was an instant fix, and the vehicle ran fine again for about 3 weeks. The contact stated that the alternator and battery were previously replaced. Had to replace at our expense the 12 volt battery. The failure mileage was approximately 80,551. Unfortunately we will take a huge hit when we sell, as the car is obviously not worth what we paid for it since these problems were unknown then. In order to stop the vehicle from shaking, the contact would shut it off and restart it. Most notable is the introduction a new hybrid engine in the Vue Hybrid.
The dealer assured the contact that the vehicle was safe to drive until the parts became available. They just want to reset the electrical system. Safety and control are emphasized by the Vue's design; stabilizer bars are included front and back for the four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock are standard equipment. There is something seriously wrong with this vehicle. If things like the dome light and brake lights work the you know that power is getting to the main panel under the hood at least. Advised to replace door actuator.
After 10 days the vehicle was released back to me with a new hybrid battery however, the 12 v continues to die. They may be corroded under the post covers so inspect carefully. Then the lights would come back on. If there is an accident someone could be ejected if the doors do not lock property. We recommend changing the battery in Saturns every 4 years. It seems that there is something very wrong with the battery or electrical system of the Vue hybrid and my dealership is not being forthright about the larger issue. The failure and current mileage was 60,000.
That fuse then supplies power to the other fuses inside the panel. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle's battery failed suddenly and the vehicle was unable to be driven. I had the car towed to a dealership and they stated that there was an electrical short in the wiring harness about the headliner that goes into the sunshade. Hopefully, the curse is over. Car parked in garage and would not start. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated and the hybrid functionality would not engage. All instrument panel lights were on, radio stopped, sudden increased acceleration then decreased again.
I turned the key and the car started up. Our Policies: , , , , , , and. Any insight—from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Also check chassis and engine grounds. It started acting weird right after I had the oil changed and a headlight replaced at a local Jiffy Lube.