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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 535 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

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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. 
Saturn ASTRA in Maryland, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

73000 mi
Looking thru the reported problems, I saw that my vehicle had almost every one, some twice. The TPS acted up for 3rd straight Spring with trips scheduled; so it had to go. 
Saturn ASTRA in New Brunswick, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

16120 mi

C $600
Flex pipe needed to be replaced. Did not fall under original warranty, but dealer fixed it free of charge as a "courtesy." 

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2008 Saturn ASTRA 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn ASTRA in New York, United States
Sep 2009 - Apr 2011
Feb 2011

19500 mi

US $500
wheel bearing replaced due to faulty wheel speed sensor 
Saturn ASTRA in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jan 2013
Feb 2010

17360 mi
ABS warning light came on. The following trip both ABS and check engine warning lights were on and finally only check engine warning light was on. ABS wheel sensor replaced. 
Dec 2010

22320 mi
Engine warning light came on. Repair undertaken under warranty, leaking hose at fuel tank filler pipe. 
Jan 2013

32860 mi

C $510
Engine warning light came on. Dealer had to remove last chance screens from part of injection system as part of factory TSB Parking brake frozen on, water accumulated between cable and sleeve due to torn rubber boot at rear RH wheel. 
Saturn ASTRA in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Jan 2012

38440 mi

C $400
Brake pads were within 2mm of allowable wear - would not last until next vehicle inspection so required to be replaced. 
Mar 2012

39680 mi

C $280
The horn went again. Repaired about one year ago. The location of the horn leaves it vulnerable to road wash and therefore is dmaged quickly. 
Jan 2013

50220 mi
My windshield washer fluid lines keep freezing when the temperature drops below -10 deg C. 
Saturn ASTRA in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2008 - Jun 2014
Mar 2011

27280 mi
Air entering front doors. Rattle with sunroof. Rattle instrument cluster. Rattle int. mirror.  
Mar 2013

55180 mi
Check engine P0011 removed the cam phaser and removed the oil screen on both of them, easy job, clear codes an run like a new car! 
Apr 2014

70020 mi
Replaced parking brake cables Replaced flex pipe 
Saturn ASTRA in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2010
Sep 2009

30000 mi
Replaced both front stabilizer bar end links. 
Dec 2009

36000 mi
TPMS warning light came on in fail mode (flash 60 sec, then on steady). Problem is intermittent so shop couldn't duplicate it. Fail "self corrected" on the way to the shop, then reappeared a week later. 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
Jul 2009

10000 mi
Broken bracket on headlight assembly. Headlight was loose. Dealer replaced passenger side headlight assembly under warranty. Part was in stock and replaced in under an hour 
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Local Chevy Dealer (not a Saturn Certified Service Provider) said the radio needed to be replaced, but stated that they did not have the tools needed to program the radio. Suggested taking it to a SCSP Volume knob not working properly. Radio was replaced 
Jun 2012

50000 mi
Horn was not working. Horn was fixed under a TSB with manufacturer extended coverage for this known issue. 
Mar 2014

76000 mi

US $100
Blower motor was clicking on speeds 1 and 2. I replaced it with a $40 used part myself Check Engine light for MAF. Car ran fine. Replaced MAF with used MAF from junkyard. Part cost was $50. 
Saturn ASTRA in Illinois, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2014
Jun 2012

33000 mi

US $985
onboard computer failed and resulted in the door ajar light remaining on plus dome interior lights. fully replaced computer. 
Oct 2013

44000 mi

US $600
Fuel o2 sensor was blown - needed to be replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in Indiana, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2012
Jun 2011

30000 mi
There was a bulletin out for my car stating that the oil filters behind the crankshaft position sensors should be removed when the typical symptoms, low power and check engine light on, appear. No parts were replaced, only removed. 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

6000 mi
MIL light for ABS and Check Engine. Diagnosed to RF wheel bearing electrical connection. New bearing ordered and replaced on second trip to dealership. Replaced wheel lug nut cover caps.  Installed new wheel bearing. Replaced child LATCH cover. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

7440 mi
steering wheel switches replaced 
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. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

87000 mi

US $300
Had to replace MAF sensor which had failed and triggered engine light with code p1011 (MAF self test read out of range) 
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $320
Ignition coil failed and needed to be replaced. It was a very simple job that with the help of the Internet I was able to do myself. 
Saturn ASTRA in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2016
May 2010

20460 mi

C $87
loose tie rod 
Jun 2012

51460 mi

C $770
Water leakage from side passenger door Change rubber seal 
Jul 2012

52700 mi

C $1500
Clutch was done. Even though i have been driving a manual vehicle for 15 years with no clutch problems 
Oct 2013

65100 mi

C $200
Rear suspension shot and changed. 
Apr 2015

75020 mi
broken right side rear suspensions 
Jan 2016

79980 mi

C $150
Burping of the car at start-up when cold at corners. Original spark plugs changed. 
Saturn ASTRA in Rhode Island, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2015
Jul 2010

50000 mi
The solenoid that locks and unlocks the fuel door failed. 
Sep 2010

56000 mi
Solenoid that locks and unlocks the gas door failed. Part was ordered and this trip was to install the part. 
Apr 2013

129300 mi

US $100
The mirror glass on the passenger side mirror fell off while the car was stopped. I had to order the replacement glass ($67) and the dealer installed it when it arrived a week later ($33). 
Oct 2013

143700 mi

US $987
Car brought in to diagnose check engine light codes. Problems were traced to defective purge solenoid and throttle body. Both parts were replaced. 
Jul 2014

159700 mi

US $415
A/C not cooling. Replaced compressor. 
Saturn ASTRA in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2013
May 2011

15000 mi

US $400
Driver seat adjuster broke off had to replace driver seat 
Oct 2013

46000 mi

US $660
Engine light on - required Carbon Flush rear shocks leaking - replaced ordered parts took 1 week to come in transmission pan had a small leak with fluid pooling 
Saturn ASTRA in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2011
Aug 2010

13000 mi
WINDSHIELD SEAL TORN, SEAL AND WINDSHIELD REPLACED BY WARRANTY HORN REPLACED, PROBLEM STILL PERSISTENT WITH INTERMITTENT FUNCTIONALITY 
Oct 2010

14700 mi
Went in to fix horn. fixed horn. Had to take back because fog lights were not working, fixed. Had to take back to replace the fuse block, fixed now horn not working again. Press horn and radio volume increases. 
Jan 2011

16300 mi
The key does not start the car. The radio display screen flashes with turn signals, radio fades in and out of reception, radio volume decreases when trying to increase with the knob on the radio. Both keys were replaced and the car needed to be reprogrammed. 
Apr 2011

17000 mi
Car in shop for 30 days for radio. Never fixed. Car bought back. 
Saturn ASTRA in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2014
Oct 2010

15000 mi
Notified by OnStar of a faulty cam sensor. Shop diagnosed, replaced part and fixed problem. 
Apr 2014

54000 mi

US $100
Cam sensor again 
Saturn ASTRA in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

12400 mi

C $85
Disc brakes were badly rusted 
Saturn ASTRA in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

2925 mi
Left steering wheel controls and horn started malfunctioning 2 months ago and have been deteriorating since (cannot cycle through the on-board computer items and horn is weak/non-functioning). Dealership replaced steering wheel controls 
Nov 2010

10000 mi
Engine light came on after car was suffering from mpg problems. Diagnostic code indicated a drivetrain sensor. Dealer erased the code and ordered new part. Gas mileage improved after part replaced. Engine light came on after car was suffering from mpg problems. Diagnostic code indicated a drivetrain sensor. Dealer erased the code and ordered new part. Gas mileage improved after part replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Aug 2012
Jul 2010

34000 mi
coil module bad - many other modules replaced - major difficulty diagnosing problem. Could not communicate with car - car dead, no start 
Jul 2012

54000 mi

US $875
Engine light - failed Mass Air Flow unit in intake 
Saturn ASTRA in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2016
Nov 2013

80700 mi

US $200
Replaced part of the exhaust between the manifold and the catalytic converter 
Saturn ASTRA in Florida, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

45000 mi
The o2 sensor was defective. It was replaced under extended warranty. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ohio, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2014
Mar 2009

12000 mi
Locks freeze on a very very cold day. 
Aug 2010

31000 mi
the rear electric junction terminal had a short circuit because of which the power locks were messed up.  
Jan 2013

60000 mi

US $700
Spark coil distributor failed. Needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2014

78000 mi

US $1500
Throttle body failed. Needed replacement 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2014
Jul 2013

65000 mi

US $725
Had to replace the compressor. The thermal protection fusible link is not replaceable and requires that a new compressor or solenoid/coil be installed plus refrigerant evacuation & recharge. 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2014
Dec 2010

19000 mi
Intake cam phaser oil control valve had a cracked filter screen (per TSB) and was replaced. CEL on and you could feel it not phasing properly - bumps in acceleration. 
Aug 2011

25000 mi

US $110
Replaced battery, would not hold a charge overnight. Battery hold-down clamp nut seized to stud, stud spinning. After numerous attempts to loosen, I broke the plastic battery tray and secured new batt w/ hose clamps. 
Nov 2011

28000 mi

US $56
Loss of power, check engine light on and off for a month. Dealer replaced exhaust cam phaser solenoid. ABS light on for months. Dealer replaced RR wheel bearing. Vibration in steering wheel and structure of vehicle while driving at highway speed. Dealer rotated and balanced wheels, found mud in wheels. 
Sep 2012

41000 mi
Exhaust heat shield at rear of vehicle loose and rattling, shield had cracked around mounting nuts, added a fender washer to resecure. 
Jun 2013

51000 mi
Center exhaust heat shield came loose, repaired with fender washers. 
Saturn ASTRA in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2008 - Sep 2010
Sep 2010

10540 mi
When sold still waiting to have the leather drivers seat fixed (pulled away from the seam adjacent to the side airbag on the seat). 
Saturn ASTRA in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2012
Apr 2012

95000 mi

US $700
Clutch on air compressor shot, needed new one. Have to wait for it to be shipped from Michigan Wiring harness in rear passenger door came loose, wiring came loose, dealer tried reinserting wires, sparked and caught fire 
Saturn ASTRA in Georgia, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

53000 mi

US $400
A/C compressor clutch coil failure. Actual compressor pump did not fail, just the clutch coil. Required replacement of entire compressor, which includes evacuation and recharge. 
Jan 2015

57000 mi

US $29
Parking brake cable boots cracked and let moisture into the cable housing, causing brake cable to get stuck in freezing conditions. Common problem on this car. Direct replacement fixed the issue. 
Mar 2016

75000 mi

US $7
Check engine light for code p0068. Required cleaning the throttle body. Job took less than 20 minutes 
Saturn ASTRA in Minnesota, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2012
Aug 2008

6000 mi
Taillight assembly seal failed, dust entered taillight. 
May 2009

18000 mi
Cam actuator solenoid replaced, resistance detected out of normal range. 
May 2010

30000 mi
Check engine light was illuminated. Dealer service department replaced fuel filler neck & gas cap per service bulletin under warranty. 
Apr 2011

40000 mi

US $150
replaced worn anti-sway bar bracket 
Saturn ASTRA in Florida, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008 Manual transmission would not shift into gear and when forced it would grind very badly. A car should not have a transmission failure at 651 miles, so I exchanged it for an identical vehicle. 
Saturn ASTRA in Florida, United States
Jul 2008 - Dec 2008
Sep 2008

1000 mi
Many parts replaced including fit and finish interior parts like the rearview mirror and dash components. 
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 Georgia, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

110000 mi

US $80
Th ignition coil pack started to fail. I ordered a new ignition coil pack from a distributor in Hong Kong. Instead of paying $486 for the part I paid $80 with free shipping. Replacing the part took me all of 15 minutes. This was a quick fix 
Saturn ASTRA in Ohio, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2014
May 2011

38700 mi
Oxygen sensor replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2013

65000 mi

US $100
Driver Information Center stopped working. Coolant level system intermittently malfunctioned 
Saturn ASTRA in Virginia, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2016
Nov 2015

63700 mi

US $150
rear window motor went out. Did not replace due to cost of part 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2016
Jan 2009

4000 mi

US $33
Fuel take filler neck replaced due to fuel cap leakage. 
Jul 2009

18000 mi

US $20
Brakes squeaking excessively. Apparently the brake dust had built up on the pads and it just needed to be cleaned off. 
Feb 2010

30300 mi
Intake timing valve stopped working properly. Dealer replaced it under warranty. No problems since repair. 
Aug 2010

44000 mi

US $100
Could not receive in-bound On-Star calls. Outbound worked fine. 
Jan 2012

79000 mi
Intake sensor faulted and failed. Intake manifold replaced in order to fix sensor. 
Apr 2013

108000 mi

US $521
Replaced right front wheel bearing 
May 2013

108700 mi

US $1097
Remove and replace intake manifold to replace intake tuning valve. 
Aug 2014

139000 mi

US $1300
Replaced cracked exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe Replaced faulty cam sensor 
Dec 2014

148000 mi

US $125
Replaced cracked dipstick tube 
Sep 2015

168000 mi

US $1200
Replaced front and rear pads & drums 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

3720 mi

C $100
Replaced cracked windshield 
Saturn ASTRA in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2008 - Jan 2012
May 2008

2000 mi
Check engine light on; faulty gas cap replaced by dealer. 
Nov 2008

23000 mi
Wind noise from driver's window over 30mph; seal was faulty, dealer tried to replace window seal but to no effect. Brought back a 2nd time 3 weeks later, mostly fixed now. 
Dec 2008

24500 mi
Check engine, traction control, and ABS lights came on. Car revved to 20mph on its own a few times upon starting the car; doors all locked themselves (unlockable by OnStar). Dealer replaced entire front left wheel hub assembly- faulty wheel speed sensor. 
Feb 2009

26000 mi
Same problem as Dec 2008 - front left wheel hub assembly sensor acting up. They found a short in the system, fixed it. Has been fine since (as of 4/20/09). 
Saturn ASTRA in New Brunswick, Canada
- Jul 2008
Jun 2008

7750 mi
Speakers cut out while at or near max volume while in the "Drivers" Sound position. Replaced the speaker to no effect. System tends to decrease the volume sporadically, new CD is on order 
Jul 2008

8370 mi
Car threw 2 CEL (P0011 and P000A) - car now needs a accuator solenoid valve assy. 
Saturn ASTRA in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

135160 mi

C $500
Alternator dead 
Oct 2015

135160 mi

C $100
Battery not charging Catalytic converter efficacy problems OBD II codes O2 sensors changed 
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 Michigan, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2016
Oct 2008

22000 mi
Manual gearshift knob: Chrome plating on bezel is lifting creating a sharp edge that cuts the drivers shifting hand. 
Jul 2010

81000 mi

US $165
Check Engine Light: Error code P0101. Dealer wanted $900 to replace MAF Sensor. Purchased Re-mfg MAF replaced myself. Check Engine Light has remained on 3 weeks past replacement. 
Aug 2013

168300 mi

US $490
Heat & AC blower motor replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in Maryland, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

1000 mi
Update for the filler/ gas cap assembly. 
Saturn ASTRA in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Mar 2016
May 2009

93 mi
New purchase. Slight driver door alignment & minor hatch release repair. 
Saturn ASTRA in Florida, United States
Oct 2008 - Apr 2014
Feb 2009

2200 mi
Emissions light came on. Code read leak in evap control system. Dealer repaired wiring problem. Fixed and car runs with more power now. 
Aug 2010

14000 mi
HVAC air recirculation actuator under instrument panel stuck and was replaced by dealer. 
Oct 2010

15000 mi
Aligned ventilation recirculation actuator, which was striking another part inside the dash. Problem solved. Apparently the previously-replaced actuator did not need replacement. 
Nov 2012

30700 mi

US $200
Failed coolant level sensor caused false low-coolant indications on panel. Dealer replaced sensor and reservoir. 
Apr 2013

33700 mi

US $557
Intermittent problem: car started normally but did not respond to gas pedal. Replaced pedal position sensor and bypassed its wires around the firewall connector to avoid micro fretting. 
Apr 2014

38000 mi

US $398
Loss of throttle response. Replaced gas pedal and then when that did not solve the problem, replaced the ECM- engine control module. Charge was for unneeded gas pedal. ECM was replaced under warranty at no charge. Intermittently degraded performance, especially acceleration. Dealer replaced the intake side variable cam timing solenoid and removed oil screens per service bulletin. Also changed oil per TSB. Horn worked only intermittently, usually not after a rainfall. Dealer replaced parts per TSB. 
Saturn ASTRA in Illinois, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2010
Nov 2008

11000 mi
Timing belt cover broke loose and was chattering under the hood easy fix for the dealer. Drivers window seal cracked and broke which created a wind noise over 30. Repaired by dealer but I had to take it back the same day to have them correct the mirror re-install as they left a tab hanging on the outside of the car. The car does not want to go into 1st gear when it is cold. It is really bad when the weather gets down to below freezing. I have to push it into first. There is a bulletin out for this but the dealer said they couldnt do anything. 
Mar 2009

17000 mi
Cruise control stopped working on the highway for about 100 miles and then came back on. I took it in and they reflashed the computer. It has worked well since so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. 
May 2009

19000 mi
The black rails that run along the top of the car to attach a roof rack were peeling. The black finish was coming off all the way down on both sides. I just happened to nothice when washing the car. Paint issue. 
Jun 2009

21000 mi
Door panel was pinching against the dash and was creating a crease where they met. They order the panel but the drivers side door panel arrived instead of the Passenger one. They said box said right thing but I'm not sure??? 
Jul 2009

22000 mi
Door panel replaced this time they ordered the right one. Rubber molding on the right rear door is cracked and is pulling away from the window. Let's hope they order the correct part the first time. 
Aug 2009

24000 mi
Had to replace passenger rear window seal and in the process of removing put a scratch in the car. It was then away for 3 days while they sent it out to be painted. Not a big deal but a careless accident on the service department's part. 
Oct 2009

25000 mi
left passenger window motor regulator. made a weird noise whenever you put the window up. Also had to have the passenger front window switch replaced as it was pulling out of the door when you tried to roll up the window. 
May 2010

31000 mi
Cupholder in rear seat which slides out of the seat to provide rear passengers a cuphold broke. The holder slides out of the seat and the bottom broke out of it and had to be replaced. 
Sep 2010

34000 mi

US $161
Turned rotors which warped at 30K. Traded in car for a new Subaru. Good car but underpowered and features lacked my wants to hold onto the car. 

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2008 Saturn ASTRA 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

68200 mi

C $250
Issue with MAF sensor 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - May 2015
Apr 2013

39700 mi

US $150
Replaced left stabilizer after slight clunking noise noticed 
Apr 2014

52700 mi

US $100
Replaced the downstream O2 sensor 
Saturn ASTRA in Montana, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2013
Jan 2012

66000 mi
Over several days, the car failed to start a few times. It would sound like it was trying - like it was out of gas. To fix it, the shop replaced the fuel pump. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2010

22000 mi
1. Check engine light came on - no other symptoms, car ran normally. Turns out there is TSB addressing this issue. Fixed. 2. Squeak from headliner (forward edge of sunroof). Lubed & tightened. Squeak gone. 
Jan 2012

34000 mi
Rattle from front of large sunroof, inside headliner area. 
Oct 2012

40000 mi
Coolant sensor bad, replaced. Erroneously reported low coolant. 
May 2014

56000 mi

US $85
Trunk light sensor bad. 
Dec 2014

61000 mi
Trunk light inop (NOT the bulb). Repaired under GM Goodwill, no cost to me! Turns out it was the trunk release switch which was faulty & not sending the signal that the trunk was open. Thank you GM!! 
Saturn ASTRA in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Apr 2016
Nov 2010

12000 mi

US $15
Fuel filler neck faulty; fuel filler neck and gas cap replaced under warranty 
Feb 2011

13000 mi
Engine light came on. O2 sensor needed to be replaced. Part ordered, installed and repaired under original factory warranty. Part ordered on original visit to dealer, replaced upon notice of part arrival. Two hour repair time in shop. 
Nov 2011

16000 mi
Exhaust part has crack, however the PART IS NO LONGER MANUFACTURED? REALLY? For a 4 year old vehicle? Part needs to be specially-made by GM to repair, wait time unknown. 
May 2012

18500 mi
Glove box will not stay shut; have not yet taken for repairs, plan to do so at time of next oil change. 
Aug 2012

19500 mi

US $250
Glovebox would not close. When car was at dealer for routine maintenance was advised that new glovebox door was needed. Cost for parts + install was ~~$250 
Mar 2014

25000 mi

US $250
Left front stabilizer bar replaced 
Jun 2014

25000 mi

US $150
Passenger side exterior mirror glass fell off. Dealer able to replace glass, replacement of entire assembly was not needed. 
Dec 2014

27000 mi

US $300
Part diagnosed as worn during routine maintenance. Part ordered and repaired within the next day. 
Nov 2015

30000 mi

US $200
Right front steering linkage needed replacement 
Mar 2016

31000 mi

US $25
Drivers side passenger mirror glass fell out of the mirror and broke. I have ordered the part for $25 and will repair myself. 
Apr 2016

31000 mi

US $400
Check engine light came on, car running rough, clacking sound as though from lifters. Brought car to dealer. Diagnosed fouled plugs and intake manifold. Dealer replaced plugs, cleaned intake manifold, valves and injectors, throttle body. Scanned and r 
Saturn ASTRA in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
Oct 2011

27000 mi
Check engine light with EVAP system Code - replaced sensor earlier kept happening replaced valve this time. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2013
Oct 2011

60000 mi

US $250
Mass air flow sensor not working within set limits - replaced with aftermarket part (because GM would not cover it) and paid to have CEL light turned off. 
Mar 2013

79000 mi

US $775
Oil leaking into cylinders. 
Jun 2013

84000 mi
CEL came back on, issue with catalytic converter. Dealer quoted $1200 for repairs. No repair was done. Going to local small repair shop with good reputation instead. 
Saturn ASTRA in Connecticut, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

25000 mi

US $3
Brake light switch defective caused engine light to go on. Purchased replacement part on line but don't know where to install it. Also rear fuse box may have short circuit causing manual/remote door locks not to work. I needed to check my manual because accessory outlet fuse blew out.Then I noticed that the engine compartment fuse box indicated that there was a brake switch fuse. Sure enough I replaced the fuse and the stop lights worked. Saved $ 200 
Saturn ASTRA in Arizona, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2012
Jun 2011

21000 mi
serpentine belt and tensioner replaced, warranty work, also tire replaced, warranty work. 
Aug 2011

23000 mi
AC Started to make a rattling noise, 2 days later the AC started smoking, took to dealier and they replaced, the compressor seized up. 
Nov 2011

26000 mi

US $135
Battery had to be replaced. 
Apr 2012

29700 mi
Pulley on alternator needed to be replaced, there was a service bulletin on this so the dealer replaced this at their cost. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

39680 mi

C $80
Original problem was engine rattle from stop to @ 2200rpm. Tried higher octane fuel, no change. Second time engine rattle followed by engine low power could not exceed 60km hr. There is a service bulletin for this but no fault code. 
Saturn ASTRA in Connecticut, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2012
Jun 2011

62000 mi
Air conditioner just died. Parts plus labor to fix was going to be over $1200 so hubby decided to live with it for now since we plan on trading it in next year. 
Sep 2011

70400 mi

US $1100
AC repaired 
Jan 2012

79000 mi
something to do with wiring...i have no idea. 
Saturn ASTRA in Florida, United States
Apr 2010 - May 2011
Nov 2010

10000 mi
panoramic sunroof rails replaced due to rust 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jan 2016
Jun 2011

36580 mi

C $100
Valve cap was corroded and I broke the TPMS-equipped valve while trying carefully to wrench it off. The dealer replaced the tire valve. 
Mar 2013

55800 mi

C $580
Exhaust flex pipe and exhaust heat shield both rusted out, replaced with new parts. 
Dec 2013

65100 mi

C $130
Check engine light indicated problem. Dealer diagnosed as historical code for MAF sensor but suggested I wait to see if it comes back before spending money on this. 
May 2015

81840 mi

C $800
Rear door wiring connector wore through, causing power window to be inoperable oxygen (O2) sensor replaced 
Saturn ASTRA in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

32000 mi
The engine light goes off for a day and then stays on,this has been going on for 4 months, this GM car is a joke and a piece of junk and so are GMs so-called reps. 
Saturn ASTRA in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2010
Oct 2010

29000 mi
transmission repair every month from July through September, transmission repair every 3 days for the whole month of October, transmission never would function properly. When pull out, never know if the car would go or stall. EXTREMELY dangerous. 
Saturn ASTRA in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

44000 mi

US $20
Mildew smell emitted when the HVAC system operated. Replace cabin air filter after a heavy pollen season. 
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $100
Replaced the coil pack after "Check Engine Light" and sluggish acceleration. 
Dec 2015

84000 mi

US $225
Check engine light was on because unheated O2 sensor was not heating up. Reason was exhaust flex pipe needed replacement. Also replaced resonator. 
Saturn ASTRA in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2013
Jul 2012

41700 mi
Needed to have a stabilizer replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2016
Apr 2011

32000 mi
"Coolant Level" msg appears on screen after sharp turns, fast starts/stops. Coolant level OK, I suspect sensor or leak in system. Sensor bad, part ordered. Will be warranty repair. 
May 2011

33000 mi
Coolant level sensor that was ordered last week came in yesterday and was replaced today (6 days after part was ordered). 
Mar 2012

45000 mi
Hatchback latch had problems since broken rear window from last year. Suspect glass shards in latch mech. I had latch replaced in this repair. Dealer replaced at no cost, "under warranty" 
Jan 2015

78000 mi

US $1500
Replace oxygen sensor to fix problem. Remaining time in shop was for 75K check-up items: replace plugs,rnair filters, oil/filter, timing belt, water pump, etc. 
Feb 2015

78000 mi

US $220
check engine light returned after previous repair, but with new code: replaced canister purge valve (P0496). 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
Jul 2008 - Aug 2012
Apr 2011

49000 mi
CEL illuminated with P0008. Dealer replaced exhaust camshaft actuator solenoid under warranty. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

17760 mi
Car would not start. Dealer unable to locate cause of problem. Problem still exists. Car would not start, reason was found to be the key, new key stopped the problem. 
Sep 2013

18600 mi
sensor problem, replaced sensor. One pulley broke, replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2012
Dec 2010

20000 mi
Intake manifold Sensor problem 
Apr 2011

22700 mi
Entire intake manifold had to be replaced 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2012
Feb 2010

35960 mi
Timing belt replaced and tensioners. 
Jan 2011

52860 mi
Check Engine Light Replaced Evap Purge Valve Parts had to be ordered from Montreal. 3 days for part to arrive. Cleared all codes. Cost of repair without extended warranty would have been $331.00 
Mar 2011

55800 mi
Check engine light on. Dealer replaced part and light came on within a day. Intermittent fault, dealer rechecked and decided to replace the vehicle computer which had to be ordered. Part now in, will just have to give the car up for a day. 
Aug 2011

67000 mi
8-31-11 Recurring Problem check engine light Small hole in rubber diaphram in camshaft cover, problem reviewed with GM Tech Centre. 4 previous attempts to repair--car goes back to dealer for GM Tech to Diagnose 11-15-11. 
Dec 2011

73780 mi
Car went back to dealer for techs from GM Canada to go over the car. Previous repair replaced the Brake Booster and problem still exists. Had car 5 days and replaced the intake manifold and fuel injectors-- problem persists. not fixed 
Apr 2012

78740 mi
Constant CE lights. Dealer offered to provide 3000.00 credit toward new vehicle. They had it for 3 weeks while I was on holidays and never touched it. Just bought a 2012 Hyundai Accent 5 door GLS with a complete 6 year warranty. Bye bye GM. 
Saturn ASTRA in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

82000 mi

US $250
A/C Compressor Clutch is dead - only getting warm/hot air from the ventilation system. Discovered the issue with the horn being intermittent. 
Saturn ASTRA in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

52000 mi

US $401
Flush Tranmission fluid 
Saturn ASTRA in Indiana, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2014
Jul 2012

48000 mi
I had A lot of squeaking from front left strut. My engine computer went out at about 24,000 and I was starting to worry the one that they replaced it with. 
Saturn ASTRA in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

5580 mi
Leather steering wheel wrap lifting off of wheel at the 3 o'clock position behind steering wheel controls. FOB battery keep dying. Dealship replaced battery.....started dying within a week. Going back in..... 
Saturn ASTRA in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2012
Jun 2009

14000 mi

US $79
Tensioner faulty part ordered waiting on arrival for repair. Identified by screech at low RPM with AC on while engine cold. 
Oct 2010

52000 mi

US $1800
The AC started rattling and seized blowing the freon while stopped at a rail road crossing. 
Saturn ASTRA in Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2010
Apr 2009

1000 mi
Sunroof needed lubrication. 
Saturn ASTRA in Indiana, United States
Aug 2008 - Jan 2010
Jan 2009

9000 mi
Check engine light is on. Something to do with the traction control sensor in a wheel bearing?? 
Saturn ASTRA in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2015 - Apr 2016
Jan 2016

138300 mi
Noticed engine was using small amount of oil (less than 1qt/change) - had engine dye added to engine oil - found slow oil leak coming from engine oil cooler 
Apr 2016

141000 mi
Electric door locks stopped working - neither in car button nor key fob lock or unlock doors. Key fob works on rear hatch. Found fuse blown - replaced but did not fix issue. Will investigate further... 
Saturn ASTRA in Georgia, United States
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

34000 mi
Power steering failed, problem sent to GMAC tech support for resolution, no answers yet, car has been in the shop for 3 weeks. Work is covered under warenty. 
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. 
Saturn ASTRA in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2008 - Mar 2016
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 New Jersey, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2011
Jul 2008

3000 mi
Check engine light came on. Replaced gas cap and "tube". 
Dec 2009

15000 mi
"Camshaft - Intake - Replace" 
Saturn ASTRA in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
Jun 2009

6000 mi
There is a rattling noise when going forward after going in reverse-all at low speed only (i.e backing out of driveway and taking off.) The mechanic said it was the air conditioning housing, and adjusted something. However, the problem is still there. 
Aug 2009

7000 mi
loud noise from last time turned out to be belt tensioner. drive belt and belt tensioner replaced 
Jun 2010

13000 mi
The car has had continued problems related to the drive belt and the belt tensioner. Problem with belt tensioner and drive belt never repaired. Took them forever to get the part, then they didn't have the tool needed to install it. This was the last straw. 
Saturn ASTRA in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2016
Aug 2009

6000 mi
Noise coming from the idle pulley on the accessory belt. Design defect, the new part has a different design. The accessory belt and tensioner were also replaced. 
Dec 2009

9000 mi
Water started showing on carpet at front driver door, leaking from the rain. The weatherstrip was replaced and the leak disappeard. 
Jun 2010

16000 mi
Serpentine belt pulley was bad from factory. 
Saturn ASTRA in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

13020 mi
Dealer installed new automatic transmission as the OEM was flairing when it shifted from 2nd to 3rd 
Feb 2010

36580 mi
Dealer is going to be installing another transmission as the second one was flairing when it shifted from 2nd to 3rd 
Apr 2010

40300 mi
Having the tranny changed for the second time. Defect in accumulator pump causing flaring when shifting from 2 to 3. This is the third tranny. 
Saturn ASTRA in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

95000 mi

US $800
Ignition coil had to be replaced. The engine was cutting out. 
Apr 2014

98500 mi

US $1600
The A/C compressor would not turn on (electrical failure). Need to replace dryer and accumulator as well as recharge the system after replacing. 
Jun 2015

107000 mi

US $98
The mass air flow sensor needed to be replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in Connecticut, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2015
Dec 2012

81000 mi

US $1100
REPLACED COMPUTER CHIP 
Sep 2013

103000 mi

US $20
Speakers stopped working. 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2013

84000 mi

US $250
front end clunking- replaced ball joint, ready to fall off 
Sep 2014

99000 mi

US $1023
camshaft position sensor oxygen sensor replaced left front wheel bearing replaced Bent axle right side. Do not know how it bent. 
Saturn ASTRA in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
Jul 2013

49000 mi

US $90
Bank 1 Sensor 1 Oxygen Sensor went out, and engine light came on. 
Saturn ASTRA in Arizona, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2014
Jun 2010

24000 mi
A couple of sensors were not working correctly. I guess the dealer replace them. While driving the transmission started slipping. 
Jun 2012

49000 mi

US $116
Serpentine Belt broke and had to have it replaced. 
Sep 2012

50000 mi

US $350
Had to have the screens on the cam shaft actuators removed to fix a performance issue causing the service engine soon light to come on. 
Aug 2014

78000 mi
Clutch went out on the a/c compressor 
Saturn ASTRA in New York, United States
May 2014 - Nov 2014
May 2014

54000 mi

US $1300
Needed the coils replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Jun 2015
Jun 2012

55800 mi

C $500
worn brakes, rotors and pads needed replacing 
Sep 2014

86800 mi

C $200
Replaced Flex Pipe. Was rusted and leaking. 
Jan 2015

100200 mi

C $700
Ignition coil pack needed to be replaced. Also new spark plugs. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

11000 mi
Transmission software needed to be re-flashed; it was a company recall order. I also asked them to lube the moon roof indoor screen, but they mistakenly lubed the moon roof itself. 
Dec 2009

13000 mi
Check engine light came on, took it in to dealership since I knew it was a recall on the fuel cap. They checked it and told me it was repaired, but it came back on again. Took it in twice, it is now working as it should. No problems, I'm happy. 
Oct 2010

22500 mi
Second time the check engine light has come on my baby. This time it had to do with a charcoal filter for excess fuel. It needed to be replaced, and took a whole weekend and and a day for me to get it back. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ohio, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

6000 mi
The gas cap and fuel pipe had to be replaced because of a bad seal. This apparently was under a recall. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2011
Dec 2009

10000 mi
Broken emission sensor triggered engine light (non-flashing). Dealer repaired. 
Saturn ASTRA in Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2011
Dec 2009

22000 mi

US $1200
Key snapped in ignition, Replacement key has taken 4 months to obtain, Still not replaced yet. Car can not be driven without key. 
Jan 2010

22000 mi
Key finally arrived. Tired of this car. Now the alignment is off. 
Apr 2011

48000 mi

US $750
ABS and Wheel Speed Sensor. $390 PART, took a week from Belgium to get. 
Saturn ASTRA in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2016
Oct 2009

5100 mi
Loose sunroof/ sunshade wires in headliner rattling at low rpms. Fixed under warranty with foam padding and double sided tape. 
Feb 2010

9000 mi
Moisture in drivers side tail light. Part on back order. New tail light installed. 
Jul 2010

16000 mi
Roof rails appear to be corroding (from shiny black to dull gray)& roof rail mounting covers were no longer sitting flush with body as a result. 
Aug 2010

17500 mi
New roof rails installed. 
Oct 2010

20300 mi
Check engine light illuminated. Faulty O2 sensor and thermostat found. O2 sensor overnighted to dealer. Installed the following day. 
Dec 2010

23000 mi
Drivers side window seal faulty. Loud wind noise. Gasket replaced, and adjustments made. Problem seems to have been remedied.  
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Mar 2016
Aug 2013

54540 mi
free repare and matance at time of purches loose mufler heat sheld 
Dec 2013

57040 mi

C $20
At -43'C both side merrors fell off . Computer reported low antiefrez. Toped up And the rubers camdown with the windows I titened hose clamps and cooling system conectons, put the mirrors back on with the 2sided tape , rubers. To be glue Engen. Causon not (CHECK ENGEN) Amber Light. Comes on every second or there fiill 
Feb 2014

58260 mi

C $10
check engen light on used code resder to reset. mass air flow code also getting very low milage. thawed car in heated grage. ice build up in air in take,+ tire presse. In APR. when temp went up to -6 all problems went away. except milage 
Apr 2014

59200 mi

C $90
Engine codes and poor gas mileage -had tire air pressure corected -used a bottle of octane in fuel system -bought a obdII with can code. and cleared codes and it erased something else for me not sure what. car is all better now using 90/91 gas 
Nov 2015

69400 mi

C $380
A stuck brake while in the Sault St Marie. new pads and routers+kit in car. get them installed wold fix problem. also some electrical issues with the heated seat and the oil heater. going home new problems. stuff missing, unwanted repairs, refused to do as asked+a flat on lot. Mirror broken and stuff missing from car after trip. 

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2008 Saturn ASTRA 2dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Saturn ASTRA in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

45000 mi

US $25
Driver's door handle, inside,. Broken cable end. problems with removing inner door panel. Bought new cable, used epoxy to re-attach mounting hardware to inner door panel. $25 for cable from GM, epoxy for repair from house stock Problem ongoing. Still chasing the problem. Engine stumbles, reminds of fuel filter problems but cannot find a filter. Added extra fuel injector cleaner but no inprovement. NO FAULTS NOTED BUT CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FLASHES. 
Jul 2014

38300 mi

US $500
No A/C, shop reports the Compressor has gone out, needs replacement. Coil pack burned, intermittent problem presenting as stumble 
Jan 2015

39000 mi
Solenoid to lock/unlock fuel filler door failed in locked position. Had to remove interior trim and set temp. pull for opening fuel door. 
Saturn ASTRA in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2010 - Oct 2015
May 2010

24800 mi
Driver Window squeaking and grinding. Regulator removed and greased and replaced. All under warranty. 
Feb 2011

27900 mi
Check engine light came on. Car also hard to start. After turning car off, fan still blew. Technicians apparently tried reprogramming computer several times with no change. Finally managed to reset it, light turned off. All under warranty. 
Jun 2013

40920 mi
Windshield wipers would only stop in vertical position. Wiper motor replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2013

43400 mi

C $600
Technicians discovered perforation in exhaust pipe while changing tires. Entire pipe had to be replaced. Considered wear and tear and not covered under warranty. 
Jan 2014

44020 mi
Steering wheel switches for radio malfunctioning. (Volume either not responding or goes up when supposed to be down etc. Scroll wheel intermittent.) Steering wheel switches replaced. 
Mar 2014

45260 mi
Check engine light came on. Deemed fault O2 sensor. Replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2014

49600 mi
Cruise control failed to engage, switch replaced Cruise control failed to engage, switch replaced. Problem recurred a few days later. Driver window grinding when going up or down. Replaced regulator and rear channel. 
Nov 2014

49600 mi
Cruise Control, radio controls and horn all malfunctioned or unresponsive. After several failed attempts at replacing unresponsive CC/radio/horn switches, problem diagnosed as faulty CIM module. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2015

53320 mi

C $4000
Clutch completely failed out of the blue one day, and lost power. Clutch was replaced, as well as a leaky hose. Front brakes were also replaced at the same time. 
Jun 2015

53940 mi

C $2050
Car taking much longer than usual to start. Fuel consumption increased significantly as well. Check engine light came on. Service centre flushed emissions system and cleaned fuel injectors. Problem recurred after picking car up, CEL back on. Car still starting rough; seems to get worse the more warmed up the car is. Becomes progressively more difficult to start. Check engine light back on after a few days. Problem deemed as faulty intake manifold valve, entire manifold replaced. Same problem as before, immediately after picking car up from last repair. Car difficult to start, followed by check engine light coming on the next day. Took back to dealership, now diagnosed as faulty fuel pump, was replaced. 1 week after previous repair, car suddenly lost all power while driving home. Had to have it towed to dealer at my expense. Diagnosed as defective replacement fuel pump from previous repair, and replaced under repair warranty. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2014 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

47740 mi

C $85
Clunking front suspension. Sway bar links replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
- Nov 2008
Nov 2008

2145 mi
Repair to sun visor clips. Under warranty. 
Saturn ASTRA in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

49000 mi

US $50
Had grinding and some squealing from left rear brake. Possibly experiencing dragging as wheel is frequently coated with more dust than other wheels. Found that pads had worn/deteriorated. Replaced with new pads. No sticking yet (1,000 miles) 
Aug 2015

53000 mi

US $25
Crankshaft pulley became loose and caused the serpentine belt to tear. Solution was to tighten the crankshaft pulley and replace the serpentine belt. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ohio, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
May 2014

49700 mi

US $508
Both rear brake rotors were replaced. 
Feb 2015

53000 mi

US $167
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) battery wasn't strong enough to start in the cold. Had to purchase a new one. Self-installed. 
Jan 2016

58500 mi

US $350
The exhaust line came disconnected behind the catalytic converter and some small holes were forming in the resonator as well, due to corrosion. The shop replaced the resonator as well as the pipe between the cat and the resonator. 
Mar 2016

59000 mi

US $1350
Replaced bad Mass Air Flow sensor. Also replaced all spark plugs which were damaged from engine running too rich (due to faulty MAF sensor). Lastly, replaced ignition coil bracket because ignition coil #2 was bad. 
Saturn ASTRA in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2015
Jul 2013

59000 mi
The auxillary catalytic converter developed a leak in the flex pipe. Repair was covered under 8/80 emission warranty. 
Mar 2015

81000 mi

US $350
Mass air flow sensor was replaced, throttle body assembly cleaned 
Saturn ASTRA in Ohio, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Nov 2013

64000 mi

US $137
number 2 cylinder miss firing replaced coil pack 
Dec 2013

65000 mi

US $179
Had to replace cam shaft sensor 
Apr 2014

73300 mi
unable to open gas filler door from inside release due to a failed solenoid. not under warrenty and expensive to replace. Dealer disconnected the electrical release and now you open gas filler door from outside. 
Sep 2014

80000 mi

US $126
cam shaft sensor replaced per computer code, although still get ocassional dash light indicating same problem. Feel it has something to do will oil screen on cam sensor from blog compaints for that same problem.I did not change screen. 
Dec 2015

110000 mi

US $460
exhaust sensor replaced 
Feb 2016

112500 mi
windshield washer unit in engine dept. leaking washer fluid. Sealed with liquid expoxy. Not easy to access cabin light would not turn off, unplugged dealer estimated $500.00 to repair. Thanks to Saturn forum I found all that was necessary was to disconnect battery terminal to reset computer,it worked. 
Saturn ASTRA in Colorado, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

33000 mi

US $125
AC recharge by shop 
Saturn ASTRA in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

22000 mi
Problem was a faulty speed sensor which also triggered the ABS/Traction Control warning lights. The part was ordered and installed free of charge. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
Jul 2009

29000 mi
Needed a new transmission when sold. Power locks didn't work when sold. 
Saturn ASTRA in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

13000 mi
Transmission pan seal leaking. 
Saturn ASTRA in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - Jul 2012
Feb 2009

2000 mi
Coating on rims had defect in sealant. Rims replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2009

6000 mi
Had turn signal bulb replaced. Got a wheel alignment. Also have roof rails on order that just recently arrived. Will get installed next visit (soon). 
Oct 2009

11000 mi
Squeak from accessory belt when running the A/C and accelerating at low RPM's. Shop unable to replicate so nothing done. The problem has gotten worse so I took it in again a few weeks ago. They replaced the belt but the problem is coming back. 
Dec 2009

12000 mi
The gauge console on the dash rattles between 2000-3000 RPM (driving speeds) when the temps are low. Unable to duplicate in 2 visits because it was too warm. Gauge cluster rattle at 2000-3000 RPM's. This only happens with lower outside temperatures. It was 67F degrees that day so they could not duplicate it. 
Sep 2011

30000 mi
Accessory belt tensioner replaced.  A/C recirculate valve replaced or adjusted.  Manual transmission shifter reverse engage trigger replaced. 
Jul 2012

36000 mi
This model has a known (there is a TSB but no recall because GM doesn't support Saturns anymore) problem with the alternator pulley causing the accessory belt to drag/slip. I refused to pay to fix something that should be covered. 
Saturn ASTRA in Missouri, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2014
Aug 2010

39000 mi
Engine light present at end of trip. Took to Meineke and there were no codes flashed to the computer. No further engine light indicator present 
Oct 2010

41000 mi
check engine light came on with no codes displayed when computer checked. Also had free oil change 
Jul 2012

68300 mi

US $1997
A/C compressor and started froze at the same instant causing the car to stop running. Towed to dealer who diagnosed problem. Took 12 days to get the parts in for the repair. Once starter replace dealer found wiring harness to starter bad. 
Oct 2012

71700 mi

US $70
Oil pressure sensor 
Apr 2013

79000 mi

US $360
Worn rotors - replaced all 4 
Oct 2013

90300 mi

US $30
Small oil leak from filter 
Dec 2013

93000 mi

US $1500
Check Engine Light on for fuel/air mix. Replaced: Catalytic Converter, Air Flow sensor. Check engine light appeared again after 2 days. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2016
Jan 2011

46300 mi
Check engine light was on. Car functioned normally otherwise. Replacement valve had to be ordered. Car was left overnight, but part was backordered. Returned in 2 weeks when part arrived. Light went off in meantime. Replacement done anyway. 
Nov 2011

60000 mi

US $50
Driver's side inside door handle didn't work. Outside door handle continued to work. Performed the regular car maintenance (oil, filters, etc.) and special ordered a door actuator part. Dropped the car off to have the special ordered door actuator part installed. During the repair they discovered the cable should also be replaced. Cable had to be special ordered, but they managed to get the door handle working again. Third trip to the dealership, this time to replace the cable, and now the door handle is working fine. 
Aug 2012

73000 mi
"Throttle body erratic. Tested for SES light on & erratic idle at times. Tested data. Code P0068 02 P0068 04. Diag & replace failed throttle body assembly. Tested all wires from tac to ecm. OLH needed for diagnosis time." "Cam solenoid erratic. Modify both tested for SES light on-code P000A set. Tested cam control system. Diag & replaced intake cam control solenoid. Modify solenoid assy by removing screens & remove exhaust solenoid to modify as described..." 
Oct 2013

90000 mi

US $910
Needed two valve sensors replaced. Installed ordered valve parts. 
May 2014

99000 mi

US $1495
Code P0496 Evaporative Emission Purge solenoid stuck open. Needed to be replaced. Code P0135 HO2S Heater Performance Sensor & Code P2A00 HO2S Performance Sensor - O2 sensor failed. Needed to be replaced. Codes P0300 and P0301 Engine Misfire Cylinder #1 - Failed ignition coil. Needed to be replaced. Also replaced all spark plugs. 
Saturn ASTRA in Vermont, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

13000 mi
The engine light came on. Error code indicated repair needed. After repair, the light came on after just 20 miles driven. Car was back in the shop for several more days. Dealer did no further work, but light is off now. There is a grinding noise from the rear of the car when braking. Brake systems checked and are in "good working order" but the tech hears the same noise. WTF? They don't know what to do. 
Saturn ASTRA in New Brunswick, Canada
Jan 2010 - Dec 2015
Jun 2010

7440 mi
Rough starting ONLY after car sits for a day or more. Once started car is fine. Nothing major. No codes thrown. 
Sep 2010

9300 mi
Intake valve common in the plastic intake was worn loose. replaced the intake and 3 throttle body bolts came loose after a month causing rough starts parts order bolts and gasket and repaired when they arrive. Car is 100% now 
Apr 2011

11780 mi
Power Window Track broke off inside the drivers door. Window would not fully go up.Dealer had to disassemble door to remove old window track and replace with new one. Covered Under warranty. 
Jun 2012

15500 mi
Passenger side mirror glass fell off. Came unglued from black backing plate. replaced mirror glass 
Saturn ASTRA in Illinois, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2013
Mar 2009

9000 mi
There was a problem with the gasoline vapor sensor which triggered the check engine light 
Jul 2009

16000 mi
the vehicle needed a new window regulator. 
Jan 2010

24000 mi
the coolant level warning light came on. the dealer said that this has been a typical problem but they do not know how to prevent it. there is no problem with the cooling sustem 
Oct 2010

38000 mi
a fuel exhaust sensor went bad causing the check engine light to go on. It did not affect the driveability of the vehicle but did reduce mileage. 
Jun 2011

63000 mi

US $500
sway bar link needed to be replaced 
Sep 2012

98000 mi

US $100
the power steering was making a high pitched noise. It became hard to steer once. It was a simple solution. The power steering fluid was low. 
Saturn ASTRA in Alabama, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2015
May 2009

8000 mi

US $44
AC compressor lost ability to cool. Dealer reports a leak in the unit. Parts ordered. P0442, P0455, P0456 Set of codes. (Diagnose and Replace Fuel Fill Cap and Filler Pipe, if Necessary) Codes reset, if on again the work will be done.  
Jun 2009

8000 mi
AC clutch failure and leak in unit. Rental car provided and dealer replaced. 
Jul 2009

9000 mi
AC compressor cycles on and off constantly. Wheels perpetually out of balance. Left side controls on steering wheel quit working. 
Jun 2011

18000 mi
AC compressor has same issues reported to Saturn dealer.  
Jan 2012

19300 mi
Car idle will drop to zero and the car will restart automatically. 
Jul 2015

29000 mi

US $498
AC compressor failed. Intermittent failure in horn button and radio controls on the steering wheel. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ohio, United States
Dec 2007 - Feb 2012
Feb 2010

18000 mi
check engine light came on. Dealer replaced cam phasing solenoid. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

6820 mi
Check engine light came on, no difference in driveability felt. Tech Cause: Code P065E SET, INTAKE MANIFOLD TUNING VALVE BINDING. Tech Comments: RETRIEVED CODE, TESTED IMT OPERATION AS PER PIP 4476, VALVE BINDING INSIDE INTAKE MANIFOLD AT TIMES 
Saturn ASTRA in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2016
Mar 2010

11160 mi
crankcase sensor failed -dealer replaced no charge 
Saturn ASTRA in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Aug 2012
Mar 2010

17000 mi
Code P000A for the intake camshaft solenoid failing to advance camshaft timing causing poor low-speed performance. A somewhat common issue for the Astra. Dealer replace intake and exhaust camshaft solenoids. Performance as good as new. 
Jul 2011

30000 mi
Return of P000A intake camshaft solenoid. Repaired about a year previously and problem returned. TSB calls for solenoid replacement and removal of the filter screens. Hopefully this will be the last of it. 
May 2012

36700 mi

US $1100
Air conditioning compressor failed. Decided to eat itself. Problem manifested itself with a noisy compressor late summer 2011 and system performance degraded. Since it was out of warranty, just waited until spring 2012 to fix. 
Saturn ASTRA in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

658 mi
Rear tail lights were fogging up, both replaced for free under warranty 
Feb 2010

8000 mi
Grinding noise coming from right rear when braking, only heard at low speeds. Dealer verified and replaced rotors and pads at both rear wheels. Issue resolved. 
Saturn ASTRA in Alabama, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2012
Dec 2010

29000 mi
Check engine light came on while on a trip. 
Jan 2011

31000 mi
Check engine light came on again, dealer said it was a different sensor than in December, but the December failure might have triggered this failure. A part had to be ordered. 
Feb 2011

32500 mi
Glove box door replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in Maryland, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2013
Feb 2011

17000 mi
Code: DTCP000A - Camshaft Position Solenoid #10276: Intermittent Horn Malfunction Loose contact with Column Integrated Module (CIM) repaired with clamp Code: DTCP000A - Camshaft Position Solenoid; Oil Filter clog up (solved) 
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 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
Dec 2007 - Jun 2012
Aug 2008

30000 mi
Lugnut caps kept falling off. Dealer replaced with caps from a new car. 
Sep 2009

93000 mi
Replaced camshaft actuator solenoid valve 
Nov 2009

105000 mi

US $660
Timing belt rubbing on a trim piece due to tensioner failure. Replaced belt and tensioner. 
Jan 2010

115000 mi

US $190
Replaced bad thermostat 
Jun 2010

136000 mi

US $950
Ordered a coolant level sensor Coolant level sensor replaced Replaced bad timing belt tensioner 
Nov 2010

145000 mi

US $225
Engine overcooling - thermostat replaced 
Jun 2011

161000 mi

US $95
Replaced faulty intake camshaft position sensor 
Jul 2011

164000 mi

US $100
Replaced exhaust camshaft position sensor 
Saturn ASTRA in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

62000 mi
Fuel Pump Went Out 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

1000 mi
Had to have paint fixed on the roof - some very small cracking in the paint looks as if it were contaminated before paint went on it wal all under tie clear coat. 
Oct 2008

4000 mi
They said the Mass Air Flow Sensor was not good. Replaced Mass Air Flow Sensor. Door lock making noises when locked. 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2012
May 2011

20000 mi
CD Changer inop. Rain sense feature inop. Normal wipers operational 
Feb 2012

26000 mi
Trim was loose. Rain sensing wipers inop. Stereo replaced. Took one week because they had to order it. 
Saturn ASTRA in Virginia, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2016
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. 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

3000 mi
I noticed an intermittent rattle while driving the car. Took it to the dealer and it turns out the rattle was caused by glove box door vibrating against glove box housing, fixed by adding a rubber strip to cushion contact between door and housing. 
Saturn ASTRA in Florida, United States
Oct 2008 - Jan 2014
Nov 2008

7000 mi
Cracked tail light on delivery. Plastic square on roof behind map lights falling down. Was told fixed. Still falls down. Ping on accelleration. Was told no idea why its happening. Said would be in a bulletin, and if any further problems it has been at least documented. Then looked at receipt and says "could not duplicate" even though I was told they did. I am angry. 
Sep 2009

21000 mi
Ordered another new piece. Said will drop the headliner if this one continues to fall. LATCH broke off back of back seat. Back seat loose, seat travels about 4 inches when locked into place. 
Jan 2014

113000 mi

US $1300
Throttle body died. Had been having trouble for about a year, finally got too unstable to drive without having it replaced. Oil pan stripped. Part discontinued. Not available nation wide, or worldwide anywhere. Would not hold oil. When I got rid of the Astra I was still waiting on some brake calipers. Backordered. 

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2008 Saturn ASTRA 2dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Saturn ASTRA in Georgia, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2011
Aug 2009

6000 mi
While increasing in speed, (Start to about 45mph) there is pulsing sensation that can be felt and seen in the tachometer readings. Shop changed out the A/C condenser. Helped a little, but the problem still exists. (This is 3rd time in shop for same.) 
Nov 2010

36000 mi
Pulley on the alternator had a maintenance letter on it for metal on metal squeel. Replaced the Alternator due to loud squeal which continued to worse over time. Note: The pulley was to originally be replaced but due to tooling issues dealer replaced alternator which included new part. 
Mar 2011

43000 mi
Transmission burned up. Replaced Transmission. Transmission has loss of power. Dealer reprogramed the TCM (transmission control modual) and ECM (engine control module). Transmission has metal to metal engage and disengage sound in third gear. 
Oct 2011

53000 mi
Continuing transmission problems when sold 
Saturn ASTRA in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

56400 mi

C $490
Battery died Power window track failed. Replacement required 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2011
Feb 2009

1000 mi
C/D player would not eject the c/d.Service dept at Saturn ordered a new unit and now it works just fine 
Sep 2009

6000 mi

US $60
Overhead plactic casing near map lights kept coming loose. New piece was ordered and now fits fine. 
Saturn ASTRA in Indiana, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2011
Nov 2009

5200 mi
Replaced roof rails due to chipped paint. 
Saturn ASTRA in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

11000 mi
Car stalled when backing out (auto transmission), and when I turned the engine back on a light came on. Learned it was for ABS or traction, but went off when the car was restarted again, dealer could not identify a problem 10 days later. Lost one cap covering rear wheel nut. 
Oct 2008

13000 mi
Check engine light came on and dealer found the problem to be in fuel cap seal, two parts were replaced, one day repair. 
Saturn ASTRA in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2010
May 2010

16000 mi
Broken belt tensioner (and broken belt) - replaced by dealer/no charge 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Feb 2013

28000 mi

US $77
HVAC Outside air recirculation door inoperable. Flapper door plastic broke at motor arm inlet. replaced with GM part number - 93181045-HOUSING AIR DISTRIBUTOR 
May 2015

47000 mi

US $90
Check engine Light - Code P0101 Air Intake issue. Tried Cleaning MAF and New Air Filter - Code came back. Replaced Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF). Seemed to fix. 
Jun 2015

49000 mi

US $100
AC stopped working. Voltage test showed voltage at compressor, clutch not engaging. Evacuated system, removed comp. Thermal Fuse Blew in AC clutch coil. Replaced Fuse. Removed Shim from Clutch to lessen gap on clutch. Recharged, Fixed 
Jul 2015

49700 mi

US $30
Check Engine Light P0128 Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature). Removed thermostat found that it was not closing all the way when cold. Replaced thermostat. Solved. 
Saturn ASTRA in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2010 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

22000 mi

US $142
Replace battery. 
Saturn ASTRA in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2014
Apr 2013

42700 mi
Another tire replacement. New persistent problems: Keyless Entry stopped working when it got cold (winter) & started working again as it warmed up. Flat Tire sensor malfunctioning. Dash Display LCD losing pixels in line from bottom to top. 
Apr 2014

62000 mi

US $2000
Both front wheel bearings completely shot by 60,000 is ridiculous... even worst, hard to find replacements were between $450-600 EACH! With labor to repair and install, final cost estimate to repair was just under $2000.00!! On way to garage to discuss wheel bearing failure, yellow engine light came whenever I pressed the gas, started running rough, indicated a failure in one of the cylinders most likely. Limped long enough to get to the scrap yard! Persistent electrical problems. Keyless entry virtually unusable. 
Saturn ASTRA in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Jan 2013
Jun 2012

87000 mi

US $175
battery replacement made. 
Saturn ASTRA in Arizona, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2012
Apr 2012

98700 mi

US $35
Driver door handle cable broke 
Aug 2012

104000 mi

US $1200
A/C System Leak from compressor. Compressor replaced and problem fixed 
Saturn ASTRA in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Oct 2014
Oct 2012

39700 mi

US $100
The A/C compressor went out. Was blowing warm air. Replaced by Silver Star Chevrolet in Thousand Oaks under extended warranty. My deductible was $100. 
Apr 2013

46000 mi

US $230
The battery has such a low charge, the car would not start. Not covered under extended warranty. The dealer charged a fortune for the replacement battery! 
Saturn ASTRA in Mississippi, United States
Oct 2008 - Oct 2014
Jun 2012

50000 mi
Replaced the f-actuator 
Jun 2013

80000 mi

US $373
Rear cargo light switch was replaced, light would not come on when lift gate/hatch was open. Lost front right splash guard. 
Jul 2013

81700 mi

US $1257
Replaced rear fuse panel and rear hatch lock. Lock system stopped working and rear hatch would not open. 
Saturn ASTRA in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
Dec 2011

30000 mi
coil and one plug replaced took 2 days no appointment available had to leave car at my expense for warranty work next car wont be a GM 
Apr 2012

34000 mi

US $117
cable for inside door release broke at latch 
Sep 2012

40000 mi

US $209
replaced exhaust flex-pipe {took less than an hour but had to pay for 1 1/2 labor} 
Saturn ASTRA in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2014
Sep 2011

16000 mi
A pulley needed to be replaced. Caused "Check Engine" light to illuminate and a rattle when starting from complete stop. 
Saturn ASTRA in Michigan, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2014
Dec 2012

53000 mi

US $543
Ignition coil pack. 
Jul 2014

94000 mi
Blower motor went out. Thought it was the regulator, but was the motor. Fuel canister. Check engine light code checked. 
Saturn ASTRA in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2016
Feb 2014

56000 mi
Check engine light came on while dealer was having car inspected to complete the sale. Emissions code but they had a hard time gettin it right. Replaced oxygen sensor, then flex pipe, then a catalytic converter under warantee. 
Jul 2014

66000 mi

US $35
Driver side Door Latch Cable broke and needed to be replaced. Once I tracked down the part and figured out how to remove the interion panels it wasn't hard. 
Jan 2015

71700 mi

US $275
Rear brakes were vibrating under heavier braking. Rear pads and rotors replaced. Disappointing because the dealer replaced them before I bought it when it had just 54000 miles. 
Saturn ASTRA in Kentucky, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2015
Jan 2010

11500 mi
BOTH ROOF TRIM STRIPS SHOWING APPEARANCE OF CORROSION. REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. 
Mar 2015

72000 mi

US $200
CK ENG LIGHT STAYS ON WHEN AMBIENT TEMP IS NEAR FREEZING. GOES OUT WHEN SPRING ARRIVES. CODES SET; REPLACED FRONT MIXTURE SENSOR AND MASS AIR FLOW METER WHEN THAT MADE NO DIFFERENCE. CK ENG LIGHT OFF NOW. NEVER HAD POOR PERFORMANCE. 
Saturn ASTRA in Virginia, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2012
May 2010

12000 mi
The on board computer was replaced, it failed causing warning lights to come on and stay on.  
Saturn ASTRA in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2016
Aug 2013

31700 mi
I Just got a CEL I checked It . The code was 9000A. It said Cam gears Out of aliment Or senser. A couple things. I cleared It. So far I have put about 60 miles on It. No more Light. I did Hit A Big pot hole Just before It came on. Go Figure. 
Jun 2014

29000 mi

US $40
The mirror glass on the passenger side mirror fell off while I was driving.Shop replacd mirror Cost was 40.00. 
Sep 2015

41000 mi
Replaced pads, rotors 
Saturn ASTRA in Ohio, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2015
Mar 2014

67000 mi

US $491
Replaced Pedal Accelerator Assembly 
Apr 2014

68000 mi

US $534
Took car in for oil change. Oil Pan rusted and bolt was stripped. Had to drill new bolt pattern into pan. 
Dec 2014

74000 mi

US $100
The engine was running rough at idle and I wound up replacing the ignition coil pack that sits above the 4 spark plugs. The check engine light came on (P0171 Saturn - Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 1) and the car began making a hissing sound after shut off. 
Jun 2015

78000 mi

US $95
Flex pipe connected to engine had holes and was causing the car to run loudly. Flex pipe was replaced. 
Saturn ASTRA in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2012
Jul 2011

36000 mi
Diagnosed alternator belt noise, service bulletin required replacement of alternator with larger pulley. Replaced alternator per service bulletin. Alternator had larger pulley eliminating belt noise. 

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2008 Saturn ASTRA

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Saturn ASTRA in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2015
Aug 2013

39500 mi

US $1200
Air conditioning compressor went bad and had to be replaced 
Apr 2014

50000 mi

US $10
acceleration was sluggish, replaced the spark plugs and it started working well again. 
May 2015

58000 mi

US $530
sluggish acceleration - wouldn't go beyond 10 mphs after running for > 5 minutes. Reading here, I thought it signaled a bad ignition coil. I replaced that ($260) and it would then go up to 20 mphs. next guess was a bad oxygen sensor (upstream). Replaced that -> no improvement. Then I also replaced spark plugs (which had been done within 10k miles)-> no improvement. unable to fix it myself having replaced the ignition coil, oxygen sensor, and spark plugs, I brought it to a shop to have it checked out. He discovered the catalytic converter had broken apart. Found it was still under warrantee turned out the catalytic converter broke and we found out that it was still under warrantee (upto 70K miles, IIRC). Dealer replaced it and some subsequent part of the exhaust system (baffle?) 

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