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2009 Saturn AURA repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 122 repairs.
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2009 Saturn AURA repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (71%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saturn AURA in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2013 - Nov 2013
Feb 2013

103500 mi

US $300
Replaced rear right caliper. Drain and fill transmission. Replaced brakes all around. Replaced rotors right and left front.  Replaced front struts. Replaced Evap Purge solenoid. 
Nov 2013

117000 mi

US $213
Electrical system problem. Suspected due to leak in weather stripping. Failed door actuators, Failed trunk release. Lights system blowing fuses 
Saturn AURA in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

57000 mi
The driver's side heated seat didn't work, but i never bothered checking it out; probably a loose plug or something.  
Saturn AURA in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

38300 mi
Left rear door lock did not work 
Aug 2014

45000 mi
Exhaust sensor was defected. Left rear locking actuator was defective and was replaced. 
Saturn AURA in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2015
Feb 2010

2000 mi
Air diverter stopped working and would only blow in defrost mode. HVAC ECM control module had many errors. Dealer reset codes as a temporary fix but recommended replacing, and ordered part. 
Apr 2010

3000 mi
Replaced HVAC ECM module and reprogrammed to vehicle. 
Dec 2010

8000 mi
Getting power fluctuations that have been happening ever since I owned the vehicle but getting worse. Dealer found a loose connection at alternator. 
Apr 2011

11000 mi
Notice a periodic groan from compressor when AC was on. Dealer replaced compressor. Radio controls on steering wheel work intermittantly Replaced switches on steering wheel radio control. 
Mar 2012

21000 mi
Groan returned in A/C system. Clutch was bad, same as last time. Compressor replaced again. Dealer noticed leaking coolant connecter Grinding noise in brakes. Dealer informed I needed all four rotors and pads. Was surprised at such low mileage. Complained to GM corporate and dealer replaced rotors under warranty. I paid for pads. 
Jan 2013

34300 mi
Noise in steering rack. Needed to be replaced under warranty. (Might have been damaged in earlier accident) 
Jul 2014

52700 mi
Recharged system but didnt hold more than a few days. Leak was found in condenser and needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2015

74000 mi
Waveplate cracked and transmission needed to be rebuilt under extended GM warranty due to internal transmission part defect. 
Saturn AURA in Georgia, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2013
Jun 2011

33000 mi
May 2012

47000 mi
Brake line loose. Leaked fluid. 
Saturn AURA in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2015
Jan 2010

1000 mi
Glove box door replaced because it was defective. 
May 2011

10500 mi
Bluetooth in car lost pairing with my Bluetooth phone every time ignition was turned off. Dealer technician replaced OnStar VCIM module and reprogrammed module to correct problem. (Note: VCIM = Vehicle Communication Interface Module). 
May 2013

28000 mi
Gas struts that raise and support the trunk lid had to be replaced. 
Feb 2014

34000 mi
Steering gear was replaced. 
Aug 2014

38000 mi

US $200
Water leak around the passenger side A-pillar. 

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2009 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Saturn AURA in Colorado, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

3000 mi
Poor shifting, delayed acceleration, poor driveability. Dealer said this was normal for a 6 speed transmission. 
Saturn AURA in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

8060 mi
Either a piece of debris went through the transmission valve body, or one of the valves is sticking. They inspected the valve body for problesm 
Saturn AURA in Michigan, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

71700 mi

US $100
Tire pressure monitor malfunction 
May 2014

77300 mi

US $100
Tire sensor 
Jun 2015

102000 mi

US $600
needed replacement end 
Dec 2015

115000 mi

US $150
trunk lock failed 
Saturn AURA in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
Oct 2012

25110 mi

C $12
Replace right door gasket but leak this did not solve the problem. Winshield leak, use flowable sealant to fix the problem. 
Nov 2012

25310 mi

C $120
Front disk brake pad has to be replace 
Aug 2015

40300 mi

C $300
Replace Front and rear Brakes Rotors and Pads Replace Front Wheel Bearing 
Jul 2016

44600 mi

C $443
HVAC not working correctly, not cool enought. a/c Condenser Leak 
Nov 2016

48660 mi

C $150
Replace front left Wheel bearing 
Saturn AURA in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

80000 mi

US $770
'Service Traction Control' light intermittent. Found rear caliper leaking brake fluid. Code stored in ECU says a wire was shorted due to scraping against underside of dash. TSB says to replace wire and mount in different location to eliminate wear on wire. 
Jun 2014

85000 mi

US $400
Ball joint replaced on passenger side 
Saturn AURA in Illinois, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

54000 mi
Fractured waveplate 
Saturn AURA in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

92000 mi

US $700
Cracked exhaust manifold Defective Torque sensor activating warning light for power steering Combination switch for turn signals bad 
Jun 2016

100000 mi

US $300
Corroded cooling lines Bushings needed to be replaced Shorted out tacometer Radiator Failed 
Oct 2016

112300 mi

US $25
Premature front pad wear one passenger side only 
Saturn AURA in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

75020 mi

C $250
Faulty thermostat 
Saturn AURA in Utah, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

64000 mi

US $3600
Wave plate disintegrated 
Saturn AURA in Alabama, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2013
Sep 2012

79000 mi

US $20
rr speaker began crackling. 
Dec 2012

82000 mi
traction control and esc light came on twice. fixed by appling dielectric grease to bcm connecter. was caused by fretting corrosion had applicable TSB 
Jul 2013

89000 mi

US $100
driver side door latch would not latch and hold door closed 
Saturn AURA in Vermont, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
Jul 2012

60700 mi

US $253
Car would not start. Battery was shorted out. Replaced battery. 
Dec 2012

67000 mi

US $300
Needed a new caliper. Boot was torn 
Jan 2014

81300 mi

US $150
Needed new wiper linkage 
May 2014

86000 mi

US $500
Replaced front left wheel bearing. 
Feb 2015

99000 mi
Front wheel bearing replaced 
Jul 2015

109700 mi

US $3850
Head gasket went and coolant got into the oil most likely ruining the bearings. Installing a used engine, rear rotors and pads,swaybar links. Also lower ball joint. Manifold was cracked. 
Saturn AURA in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2015
Jun 2010

3000 mi
Blocked fuel vent. Second repair for high-speed vibration. This time turned rotors as well as balanced wheels. 
Oct 2012

20000 mi
Warped rotor. Vibration at 60mph 
Saturn AURA in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2015
Jun 2010

11000 mi
Bluetooth phone function was losing pairing with both my phone and my wife's phone every time the ignition was shut off. This was a known issue that GM sent me an email about before I even complained. It required a software update. 
Mar 2012

31000 mi
One power door lock replaced due to periodically not actuating. 
Dec 2012

38000 mi
Keyless entry key fob shorted out and required replacement Cam position sensor. Did not yet affect driveability. 
Oct 2013

47700 mi
My other key fob shorted out just like the first one and required replacement. So now both fobs have been replaced once. 
Jan 2014

50000 mi
Front suspension popping/rattling in cold weather at low speed. Dealer replaced strut mounts and sway bar end links. Seemed to help a little but problem still exhists 
Aug 2014

55000 mi
Front driver's side speaker in door intermittently stopped working. Dealer replaced speaker due to loose coil contacts. 
Saturn AURA in New Brunswick, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jan 2017
May 2010

17794 mi
front left wheel bearing making noise and had to be replaced. 
Dec 2011

48360 mi
cam shaft sensor was replaced 
Oct 2012

63240 mi

C $18
new rear brake pads where need to pass safety checkup 
Dec 2012

65100 mi

C $100
battery was toast 
May 2013

71300 mi

C $178
outer tie rod and lower control arm (lower ball joint) 
May 2014

89280 mi

C $320
replaced both lower control arms and both front brake rotor 
Dec 2014

102300 mi

C $50
rear brakes pads and caliper pins 
Jul 2015

108880 mi

C $100
driver side lower control arm 
Oct 2015

112380 mi
passenger side lower control arm, outer tie rod ball joint 
Mar 2016

116560 mi

C $30
sway bar bushings 
Jul 2016

124600 mi

C $1
outer tie rod and strut mount 
Oct 2016

133060 mi

C $1
driver side front bushing 
Jan 2017

135160 mi
replaced rear rotors and pads 
Saturn AURA in Michigan, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2016
Mar 2010

8300 mi
HVAC board had a short on it that caused no apparent problems except for indicator lights sometimes not turning on. Board was replaced and programed while in for regular oil change. The problem was observed about three times & only during winter months 
Jun 2012

35000 mi

US $420
Long car trip (no rain) resulted in water pooling in front passenger foot well. Was not from drain jam. Caulking was added around drain pipe to stop water from flowing back along pipe's outside and into footwell. Seems to be fixed. 
Nov 2014

62000 mi

US $25
Plastic piece broke in turn signal assembly, causing the turn signal to not switch off after turns. Replaced turn signal assembly. 
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $10
Rear passenger side door lock actuator mostly stopped working. Removed panel and attached a non-standard actuator (did not remove old actuator) per guide on Chevy Malibu forum. 
Saturn AURA in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2016
Aug 2010

30500 mi
Rear speaker needs replaced....lumbar handle needs replaced 
Jan 2013

74000 mi
Well it's a problem with the left rear door lock. It doesn't always unlock with remote key or inside driver control. I haven't had it fixed but wanted to list it here for others. 
Nov 2013

97000 mi

US $75
Windshield wiper assembly broke and wipers wouldn't move. Motor is fine. 
Nov 2014

119000 mi

US $60
Camshaft position sensor on front of engine. Went to Autozone nd came up with code P0010...Replacement part was About $50. took me 1/2 hour to replace it. Disconnected the battery and after reconnecting the check engine went out..fixed... 
Dec 2014

122000 mi

US $80
Windshield wiper linkage broken again. At the connection to the motor there is a rubber "boot". If worn out it allows water to wash grease from the ball and socket. Then the arm pops off. buy motor and linkage to fix properly. 
May 2015

131300 mi

US $60
Same P0010 code as previous report. This time I checked around online and found it is the intake sensor on top of the motor. Replaced intake and exhaust sensors and problem is fixed. Autozone sold me a part I didn't need before. Watch them.. 
Sep 2015

139000 mi

US $75
New pads and rotors 
Nov 2015

142000 mi

US $10
Exhaust gasket from manifold pipe to cat converter. Little round gasket. 
Dec 2015

144000 mi

US $15
Small hole in exhaust pipe. Brazed it and all is fine now. 
Saturn AURA in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2012
Jan 2011

16000 mi
rattle in front end/steering. replaced Intermediate Steering Shaft 
Apr 2012

40300 mi

US $500
pulsation in brakes 
Saturn AURA in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2012

35300 mi
Car shook when braking 
Jun 2012

43000 mi
Vibration during braking Key fob failed Seatbelt light remains illuminated after seatbelt inserted 
Jul 2014

72000 mi

US $450
Mar 2015

85000 mi

US $450
Tie-rods replaced on recommendation of shop 
Saturn AURA in Oregon, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2013
Jun 2011

10000 mi
Side turn signal repeater lamps not properly sealed from water intrusion. 
Nov 2011

13000 mi
P0411 DTC. Replaced AIR check valve. MIL came back on with two weeks with same DTC. Now dealer will replace AIR inlet hose. 
Feb 2012

15500 mi
DTC p0411 Third or fourth time in shop for this issue. Throwing parts at it. 
May 2012

16700 mi
After replacing the SAI pump, the problem dissappeared. 
Saturn AURA in Michigan, United States
Oct 2008 - Aug 2013
Oct 2009

11000 mi
Vent motor replaced. 
Saturn AURA in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2011
Dec 2010

54000 mi

US $125
Fuse block was replaced once part was found 
Mar 2011

61000 mi

US $65
Positive battery cable needed to be replaced but GM is making the wrong part. Cable ordered was wrong 2nd cable ordered was wrong dealer found out GM was making wrong part and would take 3 months to make right part 
Saturn AURA in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

15000 mi
power window switch 

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