The recall is a result of a new test introduced by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a dynamic stability test commonly referred to as the fishhook maneuver. The VUE did not roll over during the test, but the rear suspension sustained damage when a wheel contacted the pavement, preventing the vehicle from completing the test. Saturn is making the necessary adjustments to strengthen the VUE's suspension system.
If you own a Saturn VUE, watch your mailbox for a formal letter that outlines the recall, including details about when to bring your vehicle in for the free update.
Saturn retailers will conduct consumer education clinics to help VUE owners understand the NHTSA test and the suspension modifications made to their vehicles.