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2008 Saturn ASTRA repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 519 repairs.

2008 Saturn ASTRA repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 125 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

Engine not specified

Saturn ASTRA in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

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 2015
Jul 2008

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. 
Mar 2009

7000 mi

US $10
Replaced rear windshield wiper arm cover that broke off in a winter snow storm. 
Dec 2009

16000 mi
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. 
Sep 2010

22000 mi
Solenoid for Fuel door lock failed. The solenoid was replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2011

28500 mi
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. 
Jan 2012

43000 mi

US $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. 
Apr 2015

75700 mi

US $100
Replaced front disks and pads. 
Saturn ASTRA in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2008 - Oct 2008
May 2008

1000 mi
CD player wouldn't eject disks, wouldn't read disks. Error code found on computer, Player replaced. 
Jul 2008

3850 mi
sqeaking sunroof. Fixed with a silicon lube. 
Saturn ASTRA in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

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 2015
Jul 2008 cd player won't eject the cd 
Aug 2008

620 mi
The audio system would not reject the cd. 
Dec 2008

1860 mi
Got a code p0116 coolant temp sensor. this occurred just after driving thru 6 inches of heavy wet snow for about an hour 
Aug 2009

5580 mi
door handle light missing on the passenger side 
Oct 2009

6200 mi
Light installed. 
Saturn ASTRA in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2008 - Jan 2010
Oct 2008

10000 mi
Damn tire pressure light came on....again 
Apr 2009

25000 mi

US $59
chrome peeling off front grill 
Jul 2009

31000 mi
Part came in and was wrong part. Dealer very lax about calling when parts come in. Have to keep on top of them 
Sep 2009

34000 mi
Finally got right part in. problem repaired 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2008 - Dec 2013
Jul 2008

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. 
Aug 2008

1240 mi
Parts ordered during last visit were installed. In shop early morning and out in the afternoon. Successful repair. 
Nov 2010

13940 mi

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. 
Dec 2010

14260 mi
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
Jun 2008

9000 mi
Check engine light on, fuel system vapor leak. Light was reset. Told that parts would be replaced if light comes on again. 
Aug 2008

14000 mi
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. 
Sep 2008

15000 mi
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. 
Oct 2009

35000 mi
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. 
Sep 2012

66000 mi

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
May 2008

1400 mi
Electric radiator fan replaced 
Jun 2008

1000 mi
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 
Jul 2008

1000 mi
blown fuse caused by fan,wrong size fuse insalled by factory. 
Saturn ASTRA in Virginia, United States
Apr 2008 - Sep 2015
Jun 2010

21000 mi
Cable connecting gas flap latch had become disconnected from the opening mechanism, so I had to open the gas door manually. 
Jul 2010

22000 mi
Driver's door handle would not open door from outside. 
Jul 2013

40500 mi

US $1500
Replaced both air conditioning condenser and compressor. 

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2008 Saturn ASTRA Repair Histories

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