Last post on Sep 05, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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Saturn Aura, Sedan
#231 of 240 no problems
Sep 19, 2009 (8:03 am)
I've had my 2008 Aura XE almost 2 years now. It has been great (40K miles). No problems. It has the sunroof, premium alloys, and what I think is called 10-way power seat. The only annoyance is the black door armrest panels. The surface layer nicks and some peeling. But I'm taking care of that. I just ordered a OEM woodgrain kit to cover it. It also comes with other pieces that I probably won't use. I saw someone else's Aura where they did the same thing. It looks great. I have the V6 and the mileage is very impressive....25 around town and as much as 35 on the highway.
Oct 04, 2009 (7:35 am)
I finally got rid of that piece of crap through an arbitration award and
then got into an 09 G8 that is now at the dealership with the engine in pieces
#233 of 240 Re: 07 Aura XR [hawksnest1]
Oct 04, 2009 (7:58 am)
I'm so sorry, Hawksnest1
I just got rid of my 07 AURA XE for a 2007 VUE. I hope it lasts me a long, long time. It has 44,000 miles on it; and seems to be in great shape. I made sure I took out the agreement for 48 months bumper to bumper; now I hear Saturn is going out; but someone has to honor the maintenance agreement.
Cars are a royal pain.
#234 of 240 Saturn Warrantee
Oct 04, 2009 (9:15 am)
So all of the Saturn dealers will be closed down soon. The warrantee is to be handled by select GM dealer ships. I called a Chevy dealer near me and got a negative reply. (Were not working on those things) Yikes! Not good news.
#235 of 240 Help! Seat Safety Belt Sensor Bad
Dec 15, 2009 (8:11 am)
I have a 2007 Aura XR. I love the car-one problem, however. The passenger side seatbelt sensor is intermittently failing-it goes off when nobody is sitting in the seat. The sensor has been replaced 3 times, and I am not about to pay for another attempt (the car is out of warranty).
Can I simply disconnect it (or disconnect the chime module)?
Frankly, this is ridiculous-if you are too stupid to use your seatbelt, it is your problem.
However, I am concerned that disconnecting the seat sensor might disable the airbag.
#236 of 240 2007 Aura poor gas mileage
Jan 04, 2010 (12:37 am)
For 2 and 1/2 years my Aura got great gas mileage. Then in about April of 2009 it went to hell. There are time when I get as low as 11 mpg in town and 18 to 20 on the highway. The dealer did 2 test drives and said they got 29 mpg highway.
I occasionally get good results also but generally bad.
Also getting some surging in power. Sudden bursts of speed and then poor power. RPM fluctuating.
Anyone having this problem?? I am getting the run around from the dealer and corporate.
#237 of 240 2007 Aura XR is a piece of crap and GM doesn't care.
Jan 20, 2010 (4:27 pm)
I have had my 2007 Saturn Aura XR for over 3 years now, and it is complete junk. It is the worst built car I have ever owned. I have had the steering rack fail (I couldn't turn left), left rear brake caliper was manufactured incorrectly allowing all of the brake fluid to leak out (that was one scary panic stop), transmission was manufactured incorrectly (reverse randomly engaged, 3rd, 5th, and 6th gears would not fully engage. Reverse issue nearly killed a pedestrian, top gear issues kept gas mileage in the mid to high teens on the highway, dealers took over 1 year to admit to problem, when I presented video evidence), The catalytic converters became clogged at 47,000 miles and had to be replaced, the radio stopped working (a wire somehow shredded behind the dash).
I can't get rid of this garbage. When I called GM to ask about repurchasing the car or giving some kind of renumeration, I was told I should have purchased an extended warranty. So, I infer, and I you should as well: GM builds horrible cars, so you better buy the extended warranty, or else you will need to pay for the repairs and the rental car that your neighbors think you own.
#239 of 240 Love my Saturn Aura
Sep 05, 2011 (8:40 am)
I have had my 2008 Saturn Aura for 3 years now and I love it. There are a couple of minor interior things that are much to be desired though. The buttons on the steering wheel-the black material is starting to come off on the buttons that I use the most. Also on the driver side door, the black material is starting to peel off where you rest your arm. Is anyone else having this issue? Is this something that would have been covered under warranty?
#240 of 240 Re: Love my Saturn Aura [stacey1018]
Sep 05, 2011 (9:44 am)
These items should be covered if you have less than 3 yrs and 36,000
miles on your odometer. I have a 2007 Aura XR and my car is not showing this type of wear as yet . Try protecting those areas with a product such
as Macguires Interior Protectant for all surfaces . It may save you from