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2008 Saturn ASTRA Problems and Repair Histories

267 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Saturn ASTRA. 149 of these members (55.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 393 repairs to 2008 Saturn ASTRAs--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Saturn ASTRA problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Saturn ASTRA problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Saturn ASTRA problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Saturn ASTRA repairs by problem area

46% of the 2008 Saturn ASTRA repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 4% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 12% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 393 repairs.

2008 Saturn ASTRA repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Saturn ASTRA repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 51% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, and 17% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 83 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Saturn ASTRA problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Saturn ASTRA

Engine not specified

Saturn ASTRA in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 1000    
2000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 0    
1000 0 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 10 Replaced rear windshield wiper arm cover that broke off in a winter snow storm. 
16000 0 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 0 Solenoid for Fuel door lock failed. The solenoid was replaced under warranty. 
28500 0 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 200 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. 
65000  
Saturn ASTRA in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
1000 0 CD player wouldn't eject disks, wouldn't read disks. Error code found on computer, Player replaced. 
2000 0 sqeaking sunroof. Fixed with a silicon lube. 
 
Saturn ASTRA in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 1860    
2480 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
0 cd player won't eject the cd 
620 0 The audio system would not reject the cd. 
1860 0 Got a code p0116 coolant temp sensor. this occurred just after driving thru 6 inches of heavy wet snow for about an hour 
5580 0 door handle light missing on the passenger side 
6200 0 Light installed. 
23560  
Saturn ASTRA in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 2000    
10000 0 Damn tire pressure light came on....again 
25000 59 chrome peeling off front grill 
31000 0 Part came in and was wrong part. Dealer very lax about calling when parts come in. Have to keep on top of them 
34000 0 Finally got right part in. problem repaired 
 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
0 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 0 Parts ordered during last visit were installed. In shop early morning and out in the afternoon. Successful repair. 
13640 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. 
13640 0 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. 
29760  

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2008 Saturn ASTRA 2dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn ASTRA in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 2000    
9000 0 Check engine light on, fuel system vapor leak. Light was reset. Told that parts would be replaced if light comes on again. 
14000 0 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 0 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 0 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 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 1000    
1000 0 Electric radiator fan replaced 
1000 0 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 0 blown fuse caused by fan,wrong size fuse insalled by factory. 
 
Saturn ASTRA in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
21000 0 Cable connecting gas flap latch had become disconnected from the opening mechanism, so I had to open the gas door manually. 
22000 0 Driver's door handle would not open door from outside. 
40500 1500 Replaced both air conditioning condenser and compressor. 
43000  

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