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Saturn AURA Transmission Problems

410 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Saturn AURA. 42 of these members (10.2%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 50 transmission repairs to Saturn AURAs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Saturn AURA problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Saturn AURA repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1020 repairs.

Saturn AURA transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 51 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Saturn AURA repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

17200 mi   Sound in belt upon cold start. Could not replicate. Thumping noise in drive shaft - oiled and problem gone. 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

3000 mi   transmission was also shifting different than usual. They checked it and advise nothing was wrong.  
8000   Transmission re-flash for poor shifting performance 
11000   Slight transmission leak caused by torn seal 
4000   Annoying delay when accelerating from transmission. Was told it is a characteristic of the car (and is actually reported by many people on the Internet as per my own research). 
7000   TCM update for harsh / delayed shifting 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

224-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

16000 mi   Cruise control would not set. Automatic locks stopped working. Transmission Control unit reprogrammed with latest update. 

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