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Saturn AURA repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

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

Other (11%)

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Saturn AURA electrical repair cost distribution

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$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (24%)

< $100 (70%)

Chart based on 182 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

57000 mi The driver's side heated seat didn't work, but i never bothered checking it out; probably a loose plug or something.  
2000 mi Air diverter stopped working and would only blow in defrost mode. HVAC ECM control module had many errors. Dealer reset codes as a temporary fix but recommended replacing, and ordered part. 
3000 mi Replaced HVAC ECM module and reprogrammed to vehicle. 
8000 mi Getting power fluctuations that have been happening ever since I owned the vehicle but getting worse. Dealer found a loose connection at alternator. 
10500 mi Notice a periodic groan from compressor when AC was on. Dealer replaced compressor. Radio controls on steering wheel work intermittantly Replaced switches on steering wheel radio control. 
21000 mi Groan returned in A/C system. Clutch was bad, same as last time. Compressor replaced again. 
51800 mi Recharged system but didnt hold more than a few days. Leak was found in condenser and needed to be replaced. 
117000 mi

US $213
Electrical system problem. Suspected due to leak in weather stripping. Failed door actuators, Failed trunk release. Lights system blowing fuses 
38200 mi Left rear door lock did not work 
45000 mi Left rear locking actuator was defective and was replaced. 
10300 mi Bluetooth in car lost pairing with my Bluetooth phone every time ignition was turned off. Dealer technician replaced OnStar VCIM module and reprogrammed module to correct problem. (Note: VCIM = Vehicle Communication Interface Module). 

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2009 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

9000 mi HVAC board had a short on it that caused no apparent problems except for indicator lights sometimes not turning on. Board was replaced and programmed while in for regular oil change. 
72000 mi

US $10
Rear passenger side door lock actuator mostly stopped working. Removed panel and attached a non-standard actuator (did not remove old actuator) per guide on Chevy Malibu forum. 
54000 mi

US $125
Fuse block was replaced once part was found 
61000 mi

US $65
Positive battery cable needed to be replaced but GM is making the wrong part. Cable ordered was wrong 2nd cable ordered was wrong dealer found out GM was making wrong part and would take 3 months to make right part 
11000 mi Vent motor replaced. 
71900 mi

US $100
Tire pressure monitor malfunction 
78300 mi

US $100
Tire sensor 
2000 mi Front right directional signal bulb blown upon delivery of new vehicle. 
44200 mi

C $306
HVAC not working correctly, not cool enought. a/c Condenser Leak 
11000 mi Bluetooth phone function was losing pairing with both my phone and my wife's phone every time the ignition was shut off. This was a known issue that GM sent me an email about before I even complained. It required a software update. 
31000 mi One power door lock replaced due to periodically not actuating. 
38000 mi Keyless entry key fob shorted out and required replacement 
47700 mi My other key fob shorted out just like the first one and required replacement. So now both fobs have been replaced once. 
55000 mi Front driver's side speaker in door intermittently stopped working. Dealer replaced speaker due to loose coil contacts. 
81000 mi

US $20
Replaced both headlights 
92900 mi

US $700
Combination switch for turn signals bad 
100000 mi

US $300
Shorted out tacometer 
60500 mi

US $253
Car would not start. Battery was shorted out. Replaced battery. 
65100 mi

C $100
battery was toast 
79000 mi

US $20
rr speaker began crackling. 
15000 mi power window switch 
32000 mi Rear speaker replaced.  
58300 mi Well it's a problem with the left rear door lock. It doesn't always unlock with remote key or inside driver control. I haven't had it fixed but wanted to list it here for others. 

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2008 Saturn AURA

Engine not specified

7000 mi Fan making noise when heater is turned on. Sounds like a leaf rattling around. 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

7000 mi New radio installed since old radio experienced FM stations fading in & out - new radio did not fix problem Remote start does not work consistently - dealer could not replicate problem so nothing was done 
4000 mi Rear defogger working very poorly. Defogger works brilliantly now. 
34900 mi replace o-ring in A/C system 
43300 mi rear door lock actuator 
43000 mi Both keyless remotes stopped working. One had a dead battery the other was broken. Replaced dead battery and did nothing with other one as quote was $125. 
41300 mi They replaced the left rear electric door lock and my keyless remote. The solder for the battery came loose in the keyless remote. 
2000 mi DIC button defective - ordered new one  
5000 mi remote start/keyless entry box had a short and was draining the battery 
8000 mi Onstar said we had a bad onstar box. all checked out fine at dealer and with onstar. 
21860 mi

C $50
blower fan for inside climate system replaced under warranty. 
59520 mi

C $120
Rear brake light would stay on even after brake pedal was released. Needed 3 more trips before dealer was able to fix. 
45700 mi Rear Passenger Side window regulator. 2 days (1 day to diagnose, 1 day in future to replace). Covered under extended warranty. Loud cracking/binding noise when lowering window. Determined new regulator was needed. 
56300 mi

C $200
Front right door actuator replaced 
86180 mi

C $175
Change the original battery 
20460 mi Replace radio 
21700 mi Automatic trunk latch needed to be replaced. 
22320 mi

C $100
Trunk interminently not opening. Trip 1 - order actuator, Trip 2 - waited to install part - didn't have part, Trip 3 - installed part, Trip 4 - not working - part ordered, Trip 5 - installed part. Still having interminent problem. 
23560 mi Tested the trunck latch, seems to work. Dealer made more adjustments and testing before releasing car. They forgot to close the panel in the trunk, I did it. 
32240 mi replaced switch for windshield wipers 
41840 mi

C $300
Replace actuator in rear door drivers side (automatic locking mechanism) 
102780 mi

C $700
AC compressor bearing 
131000 mi Hard starting replace battery. 
43400 mi Whistling sound coming from ventilation blower 
44020 mi Changed defective blower motor resistor, whistling gone. 
18000 mi Bad heater blower motor 
7000 mi Driver power seat stopped working. Dropped it off night before and they called me to pick it up next day as it was ready. About to drive away and it was like it was never even looked at. Seat still not work. Left it overnight again and fixed. 
45000 mi Turn signal stalk fails to return to neutral position after turning on turn signals to the left or right. 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

219-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

80000 mi

US $10
Replaced faulty door lock actuator. Dealer wanted approx $250 to replace. I replaced with an aftermarket one for under $10. 
154000 mi

US $550
Replaced Headlamp which is not user replaceable 
39800 mi

US $225
Lock actuator failed on driver rear door Left rear door lock actuator failed 
77000 mi Two TPMS sensors failed triggering tire warning light and DIC message every time vehicle is used. Sensors have not been replaced yet. 
77300 mi

US $50
A/C wasn't as cool - just got it recharged. Not leaks found. 
101000 mi Drivers door window motor failed. 
104000 mi

US $200
Wiring in door broke so drivers window did not work. 
106000 mi Only drivers window works, the other 3 no longer work. 
35000 mi Radio buttons sometimes are non-responsive. Dealer replaced the radio to fix. Rear driver side door lock actuator was not working reliably. Dealer replaced 
33000 mi Replaced passenger side power door lock actuator 
108000 mi

US $20
Headlight low beam bulb burn out requires removal of front bumper cover for access it is a 2 hour job. 
180000 mi

US $10
Bad battery terminal unable to be tightened down had to be replaced 
36000 mi left rear automatic door lock was intermittently not working. It turned out to be a short. 
59000 mi Check tire monitor light came on. Tire monitor warning came on again, this time for a different tire. 
7000 mi Replaced door actuator on right rear door. Original actuator failed to lock/unlock door when gear shift was put in/out of gear. 
42000 mi Brake lights intermittently turning on by themselves. Caused cruise control to disengage when it happened. Had to tap brakes to clear problem. 
79000 mi

US $525
Coolant pump leaking and needed to be replaced. 
28000 mi One of the car's remotes quit working. The dealer fixed it in about an hour. 
10000 mi The HVAC lights don't work when the outside temp is under 30. The system works fine (I still have heat!) but lights won't turn on until car warms up. Dealer couldn't replicate, but said they've heard complaint from other owners. no TSBs on issue. 
20000 mi LED lights for HVAC system do not work when temp is cold - like under 10 degrees. dealer ordered new HVAC system, waiting for part. 
79500 mi

US $250
Door actuators on driver's side were replaced with aftermarket parts. No BCM reprogramming was required. Actuators had been inoperative for more than a year. 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

19000 mi Driver's side auto door lock malfunction 
37200 mi Dimmer swith for dash cluster would not control intensity of dash board lights. Noticed after Steering colum replaced under warranty. Dealer still trying to resolve issue and repair under warranty 
75640 mi

C $200
replaced 3 Tire Pressure Monitors 
100440 mi

C $320
Battery failed. Replaced with new battery 
6500 mi Warranty repair of rear window defogger 
77000 mi

US $50
Left door speaker was not functioning. Replaced speaker. 
12000 mi Drivers side rear power door lock stopped working. 
17000 mi The lights that are for the rear window defrost, recir, lights would not stay on, blinked or would go completely off. 
21000 mi Musky smell coming from a/c A/C not cooling all the time. Evac A/C system & refilled Fan kit installed 
13797 mi Replaced light bulb above drivers door handle, repositioned air cleaner assembly. 
30459 mi Front passenger door lock actuator replaced. 
35100 mi

US $189
Rear driver side door lock not working, part ordered. One remote replaced and the other one was ordered. Intermediate shaft lubed to stop steering thump. Dealer could not duplicate the ticking from left front wheel. Door lock was ordered by dealer. One remote replaced and the other one was ordered.Dealer recommended transmission fluid change 
37000 mi Power door lock motor replaced. Second remote received. 
54000 mi

US $40
The speaker in the front passenger door would intermittently play. Both front speakers were replaced with Pioneer speakers. 
60000 mi

US $120
The right rear passenger door lock was stopped working. The dealer replaced electric door lock motor and was covered by the extended warranty. 
64000 mi

US $167
Tire pressure monitoring sensor went bad. 
73000 mi

US $101
Passenger side floor was flooded with water. Dealer cleaned out the HVAC box and drain tube and resealed outside drain tube with sealant. There was a GM document on this issue. 
80000 mi

US $6
Fuse blown for the interior lights for no reason 
89000 mi

US $130
A second tire pressure sensor went bad. 
91000 mi

US $200
Passenger side headlight went out. Due to a stupid design by GM, the entire bumper cover had to be removed. Dealer charged $150 for labor to replace all of the bulbs, I supplied the bulbs. 
106000 mi

US $631
The 3rd brake light stopped working. Dealer ordered new 3rd brake light and installed it. The trunk opener would no longer work when pressing the button on the door or on the remote. Dealer spent 2 hours trying to find the "short" and gave up and rewired the circuit. 
108000 mi

US $167
Replace both low beam bulbs 
19000 mi Passenger side rear door lock actuator replaced. Was told this is a very common problem. 
17000 mi Door Ajar warning stays on. As a result of this, Content Theft alarm continually goes off. To avoid, must manually lock using inside lock. Dealer faulted driver's door sensor, had to order part. 3 weeks later no part. Remote Keyless entry fob not working. Dealership found cracked circuit or board and repaired. 
18000 mi Return repair of previous visit -- part ordered and arrived ... repair made on this trip. 

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2008 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

77700 mi

US $130
Needed new battery got replacement from Advanced Auto replaced in 30 min. 

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2007 Saturn AURA

Engine not specified

34000 mi cars brakelights on while driving and off while braking. Brake switch issue 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

118400 mi

US $85
Headlight and front driver blinker needed replacing. 
100 mi climate control unit not adjusting fan speed. fan would remain on high at all times in auto fan mode. the fan speed would never lower itself as the in car tempeture was met. dealer replaced entire climate control in dash unit. works great now! 
6200 mi replace noisy starter affected by cold temp, replace strut mounts due to noisy right front suspension. the problems still exhist after parts replacement 
5000 mi top part of onstar antenna separated from the base due a broken piece (bolt?) Dealer replaced the antenna and all is well- no charge to me. 
8000 mi ECS and ABS lights on. Bad sensor on right front wheel for abs/ecs due to "frayed wire" Unit was replaced and all is fine. 
211 mi Cabin roof leaking. Dealer replaced Satellite Antenna and gasket. Under Warrantee. 
12000 mi Wife's remote keyfob not working. Replaced battery and noticed that battery connection was detached inside the unit. Took to dealer and they examined, ordered a replacement, as they had none in stock. Dealer replaced keyfob, working fine. 
52000 mi

US $116
Tire pressure light stays on. Dealer found no signal from tire pressure monitor. Replaced tire pressure indicator sensor under extended warranty.  
62000 mi

US $100
Replaced right door lock actuator that was causing error message light to go on--cleared light error message 
25000 mi

US $98
Dead battery 
39000 mi Window regulator Passenger front side window regulator replaced. Covered under extended warranty 
16000 mi Right front channel of stereo stopped working. Tech decided to replace radio. Radio ordered. 
17000 mi Radio replaced and owner notified to pick up vehicle. Owner discovered that original problem still exists. Tech didn't even check to see if all speakers were working after installing new radio. And they call this "service"? 
17000 mi Right front stereo speaker replaced. 
18000 mi Failure of remote tire pressure sensor. Sensor replaced but has since failed again within two weeks. 
19000 mi Recurring failure of tire pressure monitoring system. New visit, new excuses, no fix. 
73500 mi Failure of Body Control Module (BCM) resulting in loss of brake light function. 
107000 mi

US $200
Radio totally failed 
38000 mi

US $43
Drivers power seat stopped working.  
37000 mi

US $49
Passenger seat dead. They said the wiring harness had disconnected. They reconnected it. Seat now OK 
21000 mi Every time I would turn the air conditioning on their was a pulsating noise coming from the engine compartment. When I would turn the air conditioning off the noise would go away. The passenger side panel turn signal light was burned out. The dealership discovered that the pulsating noise when the A/C was running was the A/C compressor clutch seizing. The dealership replaced the A/C compressor and the noise went away. The new turn signal light bulb that the dealership installed did not work so they now need to replace the wiring harness for the light. 
23000 mi The light now works after the dealer replaced the wiring harness. The pulsating noise that my air conditioning was making before came back. Previous visit dealership replaced air conditioning compressor which solved the problem temporarily. Now the dealership discovered a leak in a air conditioning hose. Parts are on or 
24000 mi AC system low on R134 due to leak at compressor discharge hose at crimp fitting. Replaced hose and recharged the AC system. 
2000 mi Driver Express down did not work. 
55180 mi

C $600
driver side auto door lock doesn't work. Replaced whole lock module. 
14322 mi Oil change. Airbag light coming on. Faulty trace found, repaired PPS connector contact. Moldy smell in AC continues. Prev. owner claims Transmission clunks into gear. Not able to reproduce. 
77000 mi

US $81
Center hi mount brake lite inop. Thought to be part of recall. Lite is LED on some vehicles, this car has LED lite. Still awaiting new unit from Gm-parts direct. 
35000 mi Motors for windows, seats, etc., repair 
72540 mi

C $70
Both low beam headlights were gone. I had to removed the entire bumper to replace this bulbs as well as the parking/ sider light 
22000 mi Steering Wheel Button Control Module Replaced -Cruise Control side. 
2480 mi Changed defective speaker. 
35540 mi

C $90
replace tire sensor 
20000 mi Onstar phone would not connect - intermittant problem. 
32000 mi Headlight shorted out 
125000 mi

US $134
Replace old battery 
153000 mi

US $130
Third brake light out 
6000 mi Service traction control warning 7 times, trans op. erratic. Map sensor replaced plus damaged wiring harness for bsm module from factory repaired. 
6000 mi Heated seats come on randomly. They could not find the problem so they disconnected the switch by the seat While on vacation heat for both seats came on and could not be turned off because switches were disconnected. Stayed on for 2 hours. I hooked switches back up. Had to turn off at switch 2 more times. Dealer could not find issue. Pulled main fuse for heat. 
14000 mi remote control does not work all the time. Replaced both remotes and still does not work all the time, will have to return. 
14000 mi remote would not open door or work remote start. the dealer had the car 5 days and could not repair. Still happening 
16000 mi Remote would not work. They said they could not duplicate the issue. Kept car 1 week, gave it back unfixed. Car went back in 3 days later for 4 days. Still not fixed. Remote - Car went back in 3 days later for 4 days. Still not fixed. 
19000 mi still could not get remote units to work.... 
18000 mi remote stopped working. both replaced again 
38000 mi

US $65
passenger air bag would sometimes turn off even though passenger was seated. Eventually the check air bag light came on. Found wiring under drivers seat ripped out from loom and pass. seat connector undone. Wiring repaired. 
12000 mi Radio replaced. CD player made skipping or tracking noises, started suddenly overnight. Fine one day, noisy nextday. called dealer, they ordered radio, said it would be a few weeks, it was a few days! replaced radio, washed car and no other troubles. 
14000 mi

US $120
front 12 power outlet wasnt working . fixed .  
31000 mi speaker rattle. replaced under warranty. 
25000 mi Radio fading out - dealer replaced radio. 
109100 mi

US $465
Instrument panel gage needles did not light up - replaced instrument panel cluster 
19220 mi HVAC stopped working one very cold morning for approx. 1 minute. It came back on, and never happened again. Technicians couldn't find a problem, so replaced entire HVAC control unit, as it was under warranty. 
39680 mi Squeeky HVAC fan - blower motor replaced. 
88660 mi

C $800
Driver-side headlight connection shorting out - connection replaced. 
90520 mi

C $1350
Right headlight cutting in and out periodically. Replaced high/low bulbs and 4 wiring connector terminals reinstalled. 
97720 mi

C $1081
Trunk wouldn't open. Found open wire and repaired. 
54000 mi

US $120
the remotes both quit working. was not battery related in the remotes. 
69000 mi

US $100
Air bag sensor replaced 
20000 mi Lower tone horn malfunction and needs to be replaced. 
16000 mi Remote control did not work sometimes. Replaced remote (in stock), problem solved. 
22000 mi Passenger seat belt light & alarm with no one in passenger seat. Passenger seatbelt alarm beeps when no passenger in seat. Dealer reset computer. 
18000 mi Right rear passenger window was not fully opening. It bound up approximately 1/3 of the way through it's downward travel, but could be raised back to fully closed. Was fixed under factory warranty at same time as 18,000 mile scheduled maintenance. 
29000 mi "sharkfin" antenna broken while brushing snow off the windshield & roof. Replaced with new antenna that dealer had in stock. Overall, spent approx. 20 minutes at the dealer while employee searched the storage rooms for the correct part. Radio works... 
42000 mi

US $50
Automatic HVAC controller not working as designed. Would blow cold air when set to 60 deg F (expected), but would blow hot air when set to 61 or higher... even when outside air temp was 80+ deg F. Fixed by replacing entire HVAC controller/head unit. 
99000 mi

US $458
Headlights - one went out, replaced both. Required removal of front bumper to access rear of headlamp assembly. Both key fob transmitters stopped working, replacement batteries did not solve. Replaced both transmitters. 
110000 mi

US $173
Left front turn signal bulb burned out. Replaced both Left and Right turn signal bulbs. 
38440 mi Connector behind dash came loose, flickering lights. Dealer covered all.. very happy 
4000 mi Info and Reset buttons on steering wheel intermittently fail to work. Dealer could not reproduce, so not fixed. 
13000 mi Steering wheel mounted audio controls not working properly intermittently. Volume up sometimes lowers the volume. Volume down sometimes changes to next radio station. Problem duplicated and new steering wheel switch ordered. 
14000 mi Although part was ordered during previous visit for steering wheel controls, dealer never called. But strangely part was not needed because when they originally removed and reinstalled the control it started working normally again. 
104000 mi

US $375
Airbag malfunction light was in. Turned out to just be a sensor, which was replaced. 
1000 mi Center high-mount brake light was out - bad harness which was replaced. 
5000 mi Air conditioning did not work. 
75600 mi

US $275
Alternator replacement 
14000 mi Same as previous but occurring more frequently and with greater engine drag. (Service traction light) 
3000 mi On-Star transmitter failure. 
50000 mi

US $160
new key fobs 
24000 mi Two buttons on the radio and the eject button stopped working. 
27000 mi Airbag light would come on all the time. They replaced the sensor in passenger seat. Radio would drift. Replaced antenna module. 
30000 mi Passenger presence module for airbag system. 
11000 mi Key fob lost programing. 
18000 mi Seatbelt light intermittent. key fob lost programming 
20000 mi Passenger seatbelt light and warning tone malfunction Fob doesn't retain program or code. 
26000 mi Both fobs not working. Made an appointment to get the fobs reprogrammed and an oil change. Service manager said that, despite the appointment, he was too busy to get to the car. 
28000 mi Airbag sensor malfunctions. Passenger seatbelt won't activate or deactivate with the ignition on. When someone gets in the car, you have to turn off the ignition and restart to activate the passenger bag. No code thrown = dealer clueless. Both fobs quit working AGAIN - both replaced. 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

224-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

57300 mi

US $65
Cleaned out clogged AC/Heater tubes. 
76000 mi

US $95
Replace broken tire pressure sensor. 
53000 mi Heater switch on the drivers seat 
54000 mi Heated seats would just turn on while you are driving 
11000 mi Window control on drivers door for back rear right window would not work. Had it replaced. 
16000 mi Remote to unlock the car was not working. The circuit board was bad. They replaced the remote for me, under warranty. 0 charge. Very pleased. 
4788 mi Intermittent radio reception Radio update (poor reception) 
17360 mi Three radio buttons unresponsive (incl. Eject). Whole head unit replaced. 
31620 mi Faulty dome light, loose switch Wrong part ordered (dome light) Part replaced 
38440 mi Sensor errors on passenger seat, then driver seat Sensor replaced, problem returned same day Sensor issue was finally a battery issue (had not been checked) 
39680 mi Cruise control would not stay on. Second time in three years. Bad reception on radio after cruise control repair. Amp and cable replaced. 
41540 mi Noticeable ticking noise from passenger side heater. Dealer attempted to lubricate parts. Problem returned within a day. 
42780 mi Cruise control failed again (third time in 3 years), this time with brake lights either turning on on their own or not turning on at all. 
43400 mi Radio, then amp dead. 2 weeks to replace radio, then 2 weeks to replace amp ! 
43400 mi Right side heater still making ticking noise when sold. 
16000 mi Both keyfob's battery brackets broken at solder joint. Keyfobs replaced. 
92000 mi

US $60
Wiring faulty causing various problems;most annoying is seat warmer turns itself on ALL the time. They can never find it,& I doubt they try:/ They charged me for diagnostics, even tho they fixed NOTHING! I complained,but they made me pay 
5000 mi Service air-bag light came on. Found to be a loose connection in the door, (was a side air-bag.) 
19000 mi AC not cooling as before. Part had to be ordered. Part replaced and AC now working. Had a rental car for the day. 
23000 mi Instrument cluster display sometimes inoperative Cruise control got stuck and car kept accelerating. Cruise switch sticking so was replaced. 
22000 mi Power window button sticking. Button replaced. 
1860 mi dome light switch stopped working because the plastic inside was warped/melted. Saturn ordered new dome light and installed in less than an hour. The dome light was fine before I took the car into another dealership for a tint, so I'm thinking it may ha dome light switch stopped working because the plastic inside was warped/melted. Saturn ordered new dome light and installed in less than an hour. The dome light was fine before I took the car into another dealership for a tint, so I'm thinking it may ha 
3000 mi Experiencing poor FM reception with the radio. Stations drift. Radio is basic Aura radio (no XM, no multi-disc CD player. Dealer ordered an antenna amplifier to attempt to improve reception. Install scheduled for 12/13/06. 
4000 mi Problems with poor FM radio reception since delivery. In November the dealer identified it and agreed it was a problem and ordered an antenna module. It was installed, but problem isn't completely gone. Better, though. 
4000 mi a/c intermittent ops.Dealer replaced controller. 
62000 mi

US $100
Blower motor made ticking noise. Dealer replaced blower motor. Now there is a loud roar and vibration that can be felt in the wheel and pedals. Repair was worse than original problem. 
66000 mi

US $100
Replaced heater core. Coolant smell went away for 2 weeks, and then showed back up. Will call shop and schedule a follow up appointment. 
79000 mi

US $100
Air conditioner condensation dripping on floor. Cleaned A/C drain. 
84000 mi

US $100
Condensation dripping on passenger's side floor mat. Dealer allegedly unclogged A/C drain. Problem not fixed. Tried another dealer. Found cracked evaporator housing. Repaired. Problem solved. A/C would not cool down very quickly. Would occasionally not turn or or turn off. Found A/C system was overcharged. Purged and refilled A/C system. Now operates as designed. 
88000 mi Evaporator housing cracked again. Replacement ordered. 
90000 mi Replaced cracked evaporator housing. A/C no longer drips on floor but cabin fills with antifreeze vapors. 
90000 mi Three dealers could not fix antifreeze fumes leaking into cabin. Made me sick, stopped driving car. 
86800 mi Center brake light out. Replaced LED & circuit board R/H brake light out. Replaced LED & circuit board L/H headlight out. Replaced bulb 
31000 mi replaced broken key fob 
37000 mi I have had to replace the battery twice about a year apart. The first time it went dead I had to get a jump start to get to work and it shorted out my audio system nothing else just the radio. Still not fixed!  
11077 mi Radio had weak reception. There was a technical bulletin on the problem. Dealer replaced at no cost. 
73000 mi

US $1100
Windshield washers stopped working. dealer replaced pump motor. Covered under extended warranty. 
91000 mi

US $99
CD changer stopped working a long time ago. Finally got around to having it replaced with another factory 6-disc changer. 
94000 mi

US $42
Master power window switch on driver's door would lower but would not raise passenger window. Replaced master power window switch. 
99000 mi

US $100
Car failed to start after sitting for a few days. Battery tested and found defective. Replaced battery. 
21000 mi Both keyless entry remote fobs had broken battery terminals due to poor soldering. Took fobs apart and resoldered using good quality flux and solder. They are working fine after repair. 
27000 mi Air bag system gives false service required message. 
28000 mi replaced faulty passenger seat airbag sensor 
36000 mi

US $50
Computer had to be reprogrammed after losing all coding for most accessory functions including lights, remote access, pedal control. 
50 mi intermittent radio reception 
109300 mi Trunk latch release button not working trunk won't open. checked connections, swapped relay. can here relay switching so button and electrical connection good. inspected wiring to latch no obvious damage. Next will replace mecahanism 
110000 mi

US $40
Replace passenger side headlight. Major pain Blown speaker passenger door, removed panel and replaced speaker 
29000 mi "Info" button on steering wheel stopped working. 
32000 mi Windshield wiper switch on steering column did not operate in all positions. Removed and replaced by dealer under warranty. 
46000 mi Passenger side airbag does not turn off when passenger leaves. Passenger side seat belt warning continues to flash & periodically ding without passenger in seat until car turned off and restarted. Could not replicate at dealer. Moisture collects in driver's side tail light assembly. Previously replaced passenger side tail light assembly for same problem. Told not a problem, they all do that, so long as it dissipates on its own and does not collect in bottom of tail light. 
80000 mi New battery died (last straw) possibly because the windows were left down and the inside of the doors got wet in the rain. That started the electrical issues (ie doors locking/unlocking randlomy - had to remove the door lock fuse). 
99000 mi Dash Information Cluster would not reset or change 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4dr Sedan

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

500 mi Purchased the car on 05/19/2007 Returned car to dealer 05/23/07 due to warning light from the driver information center saying "Service Hybrid" Dealer replaced blown fuse related to Hybrid powertrain controller. 
12000 mi The main fuse for the Hybrid system blew again necessitating this time due to a problem in the fuse block. The service group replaced the fuse block. 
19000 mi A blown fuse caused the transmission control unit to lock the car into 2nd gear. The problem was caused by a short in the wiring. The wiring was restrung which resolved the short. 
97000 mi

US $1000
The compressor had failed and required replacement. 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

29000 mi The lock on the rear passenger door would not automatically lock or unlock. Had to order the part. 
29000 mi Drivers side seat heater switch short - heater would turn itself on randomly resulting in hot buns 
4000 mi wiper blades would stop in the middle of the downward sweep, then use that position as their "park" 

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2007 Saturn AURA 4-door

4-cylinder hybrid automatic 2WD

4000 mi Also returned next day (<5 min) to have tire pressure sensors retrained- flashed. 

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Saturn AURA Electrical Problems

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