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Saturn AURA repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (11%)

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Saturn AURA brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (49%)

Chart based on 41 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

33000 mi WARNING ON THE TRACTION AND CRUSE CONTROL NOT WORKING DUE TO COMPUTER MALFUNCTION. PART ORDERED AND REPLACED. 
47600 mi Brake line loose. Leaked fluid. 
101500 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

67000 mi

US $300
Needed a new caliper. Boot was torn 
80000 mi

US $770
'Service Traction Control' light intermittent. Found rear caliper leaking brake fluid. 
102300 mi

C $50
rear brakes pads and caliper pins 
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 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

29140 mi

C $300
Replace caliper ($300 was to repair/replace) 
34820 mi

C $445
replace caliper 
42780 mi

C $260
Replace rear brake caliper passenger side 
48560 mi

C $680
Replaces worn brake pads and caliper 
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. 
36580 mi Master Brake Cylinder replaced under warranty. Check Brake light came back on again after repair and caliper replaced second time. 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

219-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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 
55000 mi

US $486
Sensor in left rear wheel bearing failed requiring the replacement of the whole bearing. 
97600 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.) 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

62980 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 
106640 mi

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

7800.0 mi Right front ESC/ABS sensor- "frayed wire". The unit was replaced under warranty 
30000 mi

US $100
Brake caliper not working properly. Item was replaced  
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. 
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. 
105000 mi Both rear calipers leaking - replaced all brake components on rear of car. Calipers, Pads, & Rotors. 
28000 mi parking brake would not hold. Cam assembly determined to be broken, parts had to be ordered. 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. 
63200 mi

C $900
The rear caliper was leaking break oil. Replaced. 
63000 mi

US $100
Traction control solenoid. 
7627.0 mi Traction/Stability control light came on. No codes found. Moldy smell from AC. Oil Change. Noted power steering fluid low. 
100.0 mi Brakes: pads, rotors, or drums, repair 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

224-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

46000.0 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 
19000 mi When approaching stop sign one occasion & red light on another, brakes did not respond immediately when pressed. 
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. 
99000 mi Brake lights failed to come on and front brakes were not functioning properly 
37000.0 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 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

104900 mi

US $350
Parking brake cable snapped. Replaced unit. 

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