Question about 2006 Saturn Vue
If you can get the door open, pull the interior panel off. Find the lock mechanism and cable assembly. Buy some DRY LUBE. I usually use PB Blaster TDL Lube. Lube up the mechanism and the assembly. Use the door locks about 10 times to distribute the lube a little. Lube up the handle mechanism while you are at it.
Now, Check the physical placement of the lock stryker. (the "D" ring sticking off of the B pillar) Look to see if it is scratched, etched, or worn. if so, it "MAY" have come out of alignment. If that is the case, take it to a local body shop - not your dealer - and ask them to realign it. Offer them 20-30 dollars cash. They will usually have it done in about 3 minutes.
Funny thing about these Saturns, the Plastic doors are held together by very THIN strips of metal that come out of alignment very quickly. Find a body shop that is willing to "adjust things on an as needed "cash basis" and you will find that you will save a trmendous amount of money.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Had the same prob. with door locked, diagnosis $110.00 per hr. I called General Manager of dealership and he said he will cover it under a "Goodwill Warranty" As it happens, it only took them 15 minutes by putting a device down inside lock ( like the car thiefs do) and then lubricating the lock.
(May 11/2009 posting)
Posted on May 18, 2009
Have someone pull the handle from inside and you pull the handle from outside at the same time,door will get open.
then lubricate the hinge and latch.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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