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2008 Saturn ASTRA Repair Histories

272 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Saturn ASTRA. 155 of these members (57%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 458 repairs to 2008 Saturn ASTRAs--an average of 1.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 458 repairs.

2008 Saturn ASTRA repair cost distribution

Chart based on 106 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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2008 Saturn ASTRA

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Saturn ASTRA in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
2000 mi   Engine Light came on. They replaced the gas line and gas cap. Salesman said it was a common problem in the Astra model. 

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2008 Saturn ASTRA 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn ASTRA in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2014
1000 mi   Check engine light came on at 120miles. The fuel filler neck was of incorrect specification for American market. The Fuel filler neck and Fuel cap were replaced under warranty by dealer. 
7000 US $10 Replaced rear windshield wiper arm cover that broke off in a winter snow storm. 
16000   There was a small oil leak from the Cam position sensor. Diagnostic dye was added, checked, and deemed not a problem after diagnosis. The sensor was removed and the seal reseated. No problem with oil leak since. 
22000   Solenoid for Fuel door lock failed. The solenoid was replaced under warranty. 
28500   Check engine light came on and engine was down on power. Took car in and the dealer fixed a flaw in the oil screen for the variable valve timing actuated. The car is running better than new now. 
43000   Engine had erratic rough idle and intermittent check engine light. The dealer ran a diagnosis and found that the spark plugs were loose. I replaced the plugs. 
Saturn ASTRA in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2008 - Oct 2008
1000 mi   CD player wouldn't eject disks, wouldn't read disks. Error code found on computer, Player replaced. 
3850   sqeaking sunroof. Fixed with a silicon lube. 
Saturn ASTRA in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
2480 mi   The car has a sensor for tire pressure which kept going off. Problem was the valve stems in both front tires which were replaced. 

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2008 Saturn ASTRA 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn ASTRA in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2008 - Sep 2014
  cd player won't eject the cd 
620 mi   The audio system would not reject the cd. 
1860   Got a code p0116 coolant temp sensor. this occurred just after driving thru 6 inches of heavy wet snow for about an hour 
5580   door handle light missing on the passenger side 
6200   Light installed. 
Saturn ASTRA in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2008 - Jan 2010
10000 mi   Damn tire pressure light came on....again 
25000 US $59 chrome peeling off front grill 
31000   Part came in and was wrong part. Dealer very lax about calling when parts come in. Have to keep on top of them 
34000   Finally got right part in. problem repaired 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2008 - Dec 2013
961 mi   Check engine light on. Report was "filler Neck needed to be replaced." Part ordered and will need to go back to have it installed. 
1240   Parts ordered during last visit were installed. In shop early morning and out in the afternoon. Successful repair. 
13940 C $25 Strange sound when beginning to move away from a stop with the air conditioner on. Shop supervisor thinks there is something wrong with the air conditioning compressor. Parts ordered, due in 10 days. 
14260   Dealer ordered alternator pulley and special tool to complete TSB for a funny sound from accessory belt. They have already replaced the air conditioner compressor which did nothing. Replacing alternator pulley solved problem. 

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2008 Saturn ASTRA 2dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn ASTRA in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2008 - Nov 2012
9000 mi   Check engine light on, fuel system vapor leak. Light was reset. Told that parts would be replaced if light comes on again. 
14000   A/C not cooling properly. Was low on refrigerant. Recharged. No leak found. A/C seems to still not be cooling properly, but worked fine during dealer diagnosis. 
15000   At the last visit the diagnosis showed the AC was fine, but they ordered parts anyway. At this trip they found the compressor was bad, and replaced it along with the expansion valve. 
35000   Replaced fuel filler neck and gas cap due to poor design. Faulty oxygen sensor, could not remove due to crossthreading at factory, manifold assembly had to be replaced. Engine light came back on, will go back in shop, so repair outcome is pending. Shop said computer needed to be reset because of oxygen sensor replacement. Engine light came back on after reset. Fuel pump failed pressure test and replaced. No problems or check engine light since. 
66000 US $55 Got a check engine light, code indicated the evaporative emissions purge valve was bad. I got this code several months ago, I reset it, but since it came back on again I replaced the part. Got the part for $55 and put it in myself. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Apr 2008 - Jul 2009
1400 mi   Electric radiator fan replaced 
1000   1 blown fan fuse. Electric cooling fan replaced 2nd trip. Cooling fan failure 2nd and 3rd trip. In shop 4 days, not fixed 7/1/08 
1000   blown fuse caused by fan,wrong size fuse insalled by factory. 
Saturn ASTRA in Virginia, United States
Apr 2008 - Sep 2014
21000 mi   Cable connecting gas flap latch had become disconnected from the opening mechanism, so I had to open the gas door manually. 
22000   Driver's door handle would not open door from outside. 
40500 US $1500 Replaced both air conditioning condenser and compressor. 

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