The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2002 Saturn Vue, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: TIMING CHAIN FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE06006

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 24, 2006
    • Date Closed: June 06, 2006
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: REAR SUSPENSION TOE CONTROL LINK

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE04052

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 22, 2004
    • Date Closed: November 01, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension
    Suspension:Rear

    Summary: There is no summary currently available