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#115 of 145 Re: 2008 Saturn Aura XE - Electrical Issues [kayleebabyxox]
Jul 24, 2013 (7:10 am)
Didn't have that problem, but my display screen dimmed so that I could not read it. Found out you have to have the dashboard dimmer switch turned all the way to the right, almost to the point of having the interior overhead light on. Then the dashboard lights are bright. If yours are all the way blacked out, then it may be another problem. A lot of these described electrical problems may be tied into the BCM module. Unplugging them, and coating the metal prongs with dielectric grease may help. It took care of my problems. Good Luck.
#116 of 145 Electricial problems solved
Jul 24, 2013 (12:17 pm)
I no longer own my 2008 Saturn Aura; yesterday was trade in time. On the way to the dealer everything fell apart: no power steering, brakes, radio went off, all lights, display,etc and I limped off the highway before it completely stalled. And of course it wouldn't start again. The last straw was probably the alternator. It was taken to the dealer on a flatbed. needless to say I didn't get what I had hoped for a trade in on a new vehicle! I am lucky they took it. I think this vehicle had a problem from the factory and not much was going to fix it...there was a short somewhere in the vehicle and as recently as last week my local mechanic would find nothing wrong. Thanks for the suggestions, I very much appreciate the help you tried to give, but there comes a point.......
#117 of 145 Re: Electricial problems solved [mike1960b]
Jul 24, 2013 (1:03 pm)
We're sorry to hear that you traded your Saturn, but we understand your decision. If there is anything we can assist you with in the future please let us know.
GM Customer Care
#118 of 145 GM Customer Service
Jul 25, 2013 (11:47 am)
Amber, I did call GM Customer Care before the big "event" happened. I got the nicest young man who was going to research the problem and get back to me. He never did. I think you would want to kow that.
#119 of 145 Re: GM Customer Service [mike1960b]
Jul 25, 2013 (2:42 pm)
Thanks-- I am happy that the agent you spoke with over the phone was willing to help with your case. Were you by chance given a case number to reference? If so, can you please send me your case number so that I can notify your agent? If you are unsure of your case number feel free to email your full name and VIN to socialmediagm.com.
GM Customer Care
#120 of 145 Re: Electricial problems solved [gmcustsvc]
Aug 01, 2013 (4:29 pm)
We are having the same issue as "mike1960b" and others above. It just started...I have owned my 2008 Saturn Aura for 5 years, just received my Saturn 5th Year anniversary email a few days ago and then this happened...My car wouldn't start. We thought it was the battery since it was testing low at the last oil change. We got a new one then everything started to go crazy! The Power Steering went out as we were driving and when we went to check the computers the NEW battery was low again and the alternator was low. We determined the battery wasn't getting any charge from the alternator and replaced the alternator and serpentine belt. We now have a NEW battery, alternator and serpentine belt and the car is still not functioning properly. The power steering, traction control and all other lights are going on. Hopefully we can make it safely to the dealer tomorrow to see what is going on but I'm not hopeful after readying all these posts. The car is only a few payments from being paid of and I am not planning on buying a new car. I'm not happy with this at all. Just a few months after buying my Saturn, Saturn no longer existed and then it was one thing after the other...
#121 of 145 Re: Electricial problems solved [pnutbtrcup01]
Aug 01, 2013 (5:26 pm)
I can understand your frustration, and apologize that you're having this issue with your Saturn. I can definitely look more into this to see what we can do to help resolve your concerns in a timely matter. Please email me your VIN, exact mileage, contact info and dealership. I look forward to working with you.
GM Customer Care
#122 of 145 Electrical Problems
Aug 04, 2013 (5:06 pm)
I bought a 2008 Saturn Aura XE for my wife in February 2010. And it was a great car at first then the screen went on the radio after a couple of months then last year the locks started messing up and they won't all unlock or lock like they are suppose too. And a couple of days ago she started her car and the service airbag light came on and she heard a popping sound from the passenger side dashboard area and it was hesitating and now something is draining the battery and the alternator tests at 14.4 voltage so its good. I am am electrician and I tested everything but can't seem to figure out what is wrong. I know there is some recalls on the car and we plan on taking it to the GM dealer this week but this is just ridiculous. We have four kids and we can't afford some outrageous bill to fix these problems. Does anyone know of any electrical recalls that this car may have? Or has anyone else had a similar problem???
#123 of 145 Re: Electrical Problems [mikey0103]
Aug 04, 2013 (5:22 pm)
Mikey, see my post #110. Give it a try. It may work for you. Good Luck!
#124 of 145 Re: Electrical Problems [mikey0103]
Aug 05, 2013 (3:55 am)
We just had the whole electrical panel replaced. It shorted out. Aparently that is the problem. It causes the problem with the alternator and battery! What a pain! Expensive too! Good luck and get it there quick and safe! Everything we t out on ours on the way there! Power stering, traction control then it just stopped! Could have been really bad!