2008 Saturn AURA Saturn AURA 2008

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2008 Saturn AURA repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (11%)

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2008 Saturn AURA brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
124000 mi

US $200
Replaced front and rear rotors and pads 
57040 mi

C $280
Replaced rotors and pads on all 4 corners. Front rotors were warped...Again.. Cheap China crap... 
36580 mi Master Brake Cylinder replaced under warranty. Check Brake light came back on again after repair and caliper replaced second time. 
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 
22000 mi warped front rotors 
42000 mi

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

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

219-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

113000 mi

US $100
Changed OEM brake pads and bled brakes. 
104000 mi

US $200
Warped rotors 
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 
21000 mi

US $300
warped rotors 
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.) 
93300 mi

US $40
replaced rear break pads 
73000 mi Maint: Worn brakes,  
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

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. 
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 
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. 
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. 
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 
102300 mi

C $320
Brake line to abs system broke. Could not find part from dealer or suppliers, had to manufacture brake line and repare 

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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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2008 Saturn AURA Brake Problems

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