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Saturn AURA repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (10%)

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Saturn AURA brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 53 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

21000 mi Grinding noise in brakes. Dealer informed I needed all four rotors and pads. Was surprised at such low mileage. Complained to GM corporate and dealer replaced rotors under warranty. I paid for pads. 
33000 mi WARNING ON THE TRACTION AND CRUSE CONTROL NOT WORKING DUE TO COMPUTER MALFUNCTION. PART ORDERED AND REPLACED. 
47000 mi Brake line loose. Leaked fluid. 
103500 mi

US $300
Replaced rear right caliper. Drain and fill transmission. Replaced brakes all around. Replaced rotors right and left front.  

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2009 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

24980 mi

C $120
Front disk brake pad has to be replace 
40300 mi

C $300
Replace Front and rear Brakes Rotors and Pads 
63240 mi

C $18
new rear brake pads where need to pass safety checkup 
102300 mi

C $50
rear brakes pads and caliper pins 
35300 mi Car shook when braking 
43000 mi Vibration during braking 
3000 mi Second repair for high-speed vibration. This time turned rotors as well as balanced wheels. 
20000 mi Warped rotor. Vibration at 60mph 
67000 mi

US $300
Needed a new caliper. Boot was torn 
40300 mi

US $500
pulsation in brakes 
82000 mi traction control and esc light came on twice. fixed by appling dielectric grease to bcm connecter. was caused by fretting corrosion had applicable TSB 
80000 mi

US $770
'Service Traction Control' light intermittent. Found rear caliper leaking brake fluid. 
139000 mi

US $75
New pads and rotors 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

36580 mi Master Brake Cylinder replaced under warranty. Check Brake light came back on again after repair and caliper replaced second time. 
22000 mi warped front rotors 
42000 mi

US $250
felt rotors were warped. Told to replace front pads and resurface rotors. 
29140 mi

C $300
Replace caliper ($300 was to repair/replace) 
34920 mi

C $445
replace caliper 
37440 mi

C $512
replaced front rotors and pads 
42780 mi

C $260
Replace rear brake caliper passenger side 
43080 mi

C $540
Replaced rear rotors and brake pads 
48660 mi

C $680
Replaces worn brake pads and caliper 
57040 mi

C $280
Replaced rotors and pads on all 4 corners. Front rotors were warped...Again.. Cheap China crap... 
124000 mi

US $200
Replaced front and rear rotors and pads 
19000 mi Purchased as a GM "Certified Pre-Owned" vehicle. Rotors warped at time of purchase. Dealer had NOT yet completed CPO inspection at time vehicle was purchased. Previous owner had rack & pinion completely replaced and alignment performed. 
34000 mi

US $440
There was a leak from the left rear brake caliper. This was covered under my GMPP warranty. I also required rear brakes which was not covered under warranty. 
39000 mi

US $300
Needed new front brake pads. 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

219-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

104000 mi

US $200
Warped rotors 
21000 mi

US $300
warped rotors 
113000 mi

US $100
Changed OEM brake pads and bled brakes. 
73000 mi Maint: Worn brakes,  
29760 mi

C $700
premature wear pad and rotors 
31000 mi parking gear does not work and the car could not start at parking gear and does not park at parking gear 
42780 mi

C $1300
replace pad, rotor and caliper 
93300 mi

US $40
replaced rear break pads 
55000 mi

US $486
Sensor in left rear wheel bearing failed requiring the replacement of the whole bearing. Rear brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced. 
83000 mi

US $995
Checked brakes as part of inspection. No longer machinable, so replace all 4 brakes and pads. 
98300 mi

US $870
Brake fluid leaking. Soaked pads. Was told had to replace rotors and calipers. (Not sure why they had me replace both side when only 1 brake was effected.) 
9000 mi Pitted rotors causing vibration when braking. 
16000 mi Warped front rotors, replaced under warranty. 
42000 mi new brake pads and rotors all around  

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

63080 mi

C $300
Caliper glides stuck, rotors warped, did a full brake reline and cleaned/lubricated all the glides. Aura continues to need brakes every 18 months on average 
34720 mi

C $400
Worn brakes needed pads and rotors 
60140 mi

C $425
noise in rear repaired with new pads and rotors 
62620 mi

C $375
previous replace front rotors began pulsating the front wheels when brake applied 
105400 mi

C $1300
replaced brakes front and rear 
89700 mi

US $580
4-wheel disk brake job. Original brakes lasted 90K miles and still had a few mm of pad remaining. Love this low-maintenance Aura. 
92500 mi

US $305
Warped front rotors, both rotors replaced 
94000 mi

US $289
Replace rear rotors and brakes. Only got 26,000 miles on the old rear pads. 
19000 mi Parking brake intermittently makes loud breaking sound and pedal goes all the way to the floorboard, like a cable/spring snapped. Brake properly engages when depressed and reset again. Happens about 1 time per 30 depressions of the pedal. 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

164-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-speed automatic FWD

67000 mi

US $900
All new pads rotors and calipers replace both front and rear axle 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

13640 mi Replace all four rotors pulsation. 
33480 mi Warping of rotors and unusual sounds from front brakes. Rotors replaced four times. 
29300 mi

US $302
rear brake pads, resurface rotors and replace brake fluid. 
10000 mi Front brake pulsation. Rotors were turned and problem is fixed. Saturn was very understanding and test drove with me to make sure it was fixed correctly. Saturn went above and beyond. 
7800 mi Right front ESC/ABS sensor- "frayed wire". The unit was replaced under warranty 
12000 mi Vibration on braking- rotors had to be turned. 
30000 mi

US $100
Brake caliper not working properly. Item was replaced  
62800 mi

C $900
The rear caliper was leaking break oil. Replaced. 
72540 mi

C $1000
replaces all rotors and pads 
13020 mi Brake vibration at highway speeds typically defined as warped rotors. Rotors skimmed as part of warranty, informed this is a one time as warped rotors not usually covered under warranty 
90000 mi

US $800
All rotors, and pads replaced 
133000 mi

US $1500
Brake pads, rotors, tires 
100 mi Brakes: pads, rotors, or drums, repair 
7000 mi

US $700
Rear caliper was faulty causing all brake fluid to drain from system during panic stop. Caliper and all lost fluid replaced. 
7627 mi Traction/Stability control light came on. No codes found. Moldy smell from AC. Oil Change. Noted power steering fluid low. 
75820 mi Replace front rotors and pads 
26000 mi Uneven wear on front rotors, replaced under warrenty 
13000 mi Noticed a vibration in steering wheel while braking on the highway(higher speed). Dealer tried to turn rotor, but didn't have enough left per spec. Decided to replace rotors. Problem solved. Customer happy. 
13000 mi Difficulty in shifting the car from park to drive. Brake pedal position sensor replaced. 
13000 mi "Service ESC" warning light came on. Dealer replaced Body Control Module. 
20000 mi Brake rotors turned to eliminate noise. 
14000 mi

US $120
rotors pulse when hard breaking , may have been from rust on rotors when car was new on lot prior to sale. Warranty covered rotors, i had to pay for Pads.  
2000 mi Excessive brake squeaking and poor stopping distance. Dealer resurfaced front rotors. Problem has not happened again. 
63300 mi

US $350
Had to replace brake pads and rotors on front wheels 
75000 mi

US $550
3rd time for brakes and new rotors - dealer explained rotors can not be turned. 
38440 mi Warped rotors, rear, turned. 
43080 mi

C $450
front and rear rotors and new pads 
59500 mi

US $850
new pads and resurfacings 
52700 mi

C $600
Needed new brake pads - they were replaced. 
49000 mi

US $540
Was told that brake pads needed to be replaced. Rotors were turned and pads replaced. 
38000 mi

US $587
had pads, rotors, fluids taken care of as needed for all four brakes 
64000 mi

US $624
replaced (original) brake pads front and rear, turned rotors front and rear 
85000 mi

US $600
"BRAKE FLUID" message on dashboard display - usually caused by low brake fluid. Technician found that the right rear brake caliper had a "slow leak". Fixed by replacing the caliper. Fluid topped off and brakes bled. Problem fixed. Shake / Vibration in steering wheel when braking. Most noticeable when slowing from highway speeds. Fixed by "turning" the rotors. 
105000 mi Both rear calipers leaking - replaced all brake components on rear of car. Calipers, Pads, & Rotors. 
54000 mi

US $450
Rotors turned after 54000 miles,fixed the problem 
28000 mi parking brake would not hold. Cam assembly determined to be broken, parts had to be ordered. rear rotors had excessive runout. They were resurfaced. Install parts ordered during diagnosis from recent trip. 
29000 mi broken parking brake cam assembly repaired on last visit but then the parking brake cable snapped later in the day. Occurred during a trip so return to repair shop had to wait a week. Parts ordered, waiting on trip #4 to finally get this resolved!  final repair trip to resolve issue of parking brake not holding. TO recap- broken cam, parts ordered and replaced (2 trips) then cable snapped. Cable ordered and replaced (2 more trips). Required 4 trips total for this issue. 
34000 mi Brakes were pulsating and squealing. Dealer resurfaced front rotors and replaced pads under warranty.  
63000 mi

US $100
Traction control solenoid. 
65000 mi

US $100
Rotors also replaced due to warping. 
15000 mi Right front brake squealing; fixed by resurfacing rotors. 
24000 mi

US $135
Brake pad backing plates replaced 
36500 mi

US $100
Replaced rear brake pads. 
40000 mi

US $216
Rear break pads worn and grooved into rotors, both replaced. Note: also front aligement was out and caused front tires needing to be replaced, 4 wheel aligement and 2 tires for $425 not under WTY. 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

224-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

37000 mi I haven't had it checked out yet but I have read that warped rotors are a problem with this model and when I hit the brakes I get a pulsing sound, different than when the anti-lock brakes are activated, so I think that the rotors are warped 
100000 mi Brake lights failed to come on and front brakes were not functioning properly 
191000 mi

US $150
Replaced read pads and rotors. 
46000 mi

US $650
The turn signals did not work correctly: Left signal had to be held down to activate, the right signal would not turn off after turning the corner 
27280 mi Rotors and pads to be completely replaced after 44K 
29140 mi

C $630
Rotors and pads replaced by other shop with non-Delco parts (better, cheaper, all new). 
11160 mi

C $200
Rear brake rotor need restoration... and front brake pads were jammed! 
13020 mi Freins avant tournÚs aux frais du concessionaire. (Front brakes turned at the expense of the dealer.)  
54000 mi Rotor bolt fell out when driving. Bolt installed to hold rotors on 
11000 mi Warped Rotors. 
26000 mi Rotors wer pulsating. Successfully repaired. 
15000 mi Brakes had been squeaking since about 7,000 miles. First two trips in they could not duplicate problem. I called Saturn 800 number and brought car to the shop. Magically they were able to duplicated the probem and lube and shim behind pads and fix issue. 
50000 mi

US $220
Rear pads & rotors replaced for 2nd time since purchase. Severe uneven wear on driver side. Stock rotors were junk & so were aftermarkets from CarQuest. I put NAPA lifetime parts this time since it appears to be a defect that will repeat. 
16120 mi Brakes were making noise, dealer machined rotors, replaced brake pads,car is 18 months old, did not charge for any of the repairs. 
6820 mi Rotors machined due to warp. See Saturn Fans (Aura)for discussion on problem. Service improved the situation but did not eliminate the problem. Will address the issue again at next service. 
9300 mi Continuation of Rotor problem from April. "Rotors out of round" Front and rear brake rotors refinished. 
14880 mi Machined rotors. Rotors begin pulsating after a few weeks and need machining. Stock rotors are too small and weak for the task. 
26040 mi Excessive wear on rotors for mileage. Rotors were machined during a May service but were pulsating. Dealer replaced rotors under warranty. 
34100 mi Chronic front rotor ware. Rotors required machining or replacement twice a year for the 4 year term of the lease. GM accepted responsibility for the problem and in most cases covered repairs under warranty. Poor engineering by GM. 
50000 mi

US $350
Steering wheel vibrating while pushing the brake when going over 50 mph 
87420 mi ABS engaging randomly then ABS & Traction warning lights came on. Front L/H ABS tone ring corroded and broken, hub replaced because tone ring is an integral part of hub. 
6000 mi Brakes squealed when braking, front rotors and pads replaced. 
19000 mi When approaching stop sign one occasion & red light on another, brakes did not respond immediately when pressed. 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

164-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid 4-speed automatic FWD

104700 mi

US $350
Parking brake cable snapped. Replaced unit. 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

16000 mi rotors warped. rotors were replaced. 

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