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#80 of 144 2009 Saturn Aura
Sep 07, 2012 (6:24 am)
We have a 2009 Aura and recently the battery died (AC/Delco original). I replaced the battery and the car starts and runs fine but here are the new issues:
The remote for the alarm and power locks does not work
The automatic UP on the drivers side window no longer functions. You can roll the window up and down fine, but the continuation has stopped.
The car only has 48K miles on it and I would think that GM made better products than this.
#81 of 144 Re: 2009 Saturn Aura [tomcash]
Sep 07, 2012 (9:31 am)
Have you tried to replace the battery already on your key fob? For more information on how to do that, check out page 2-7 in your manual. The automatic up concern you're having may need to be looked into by your preferred mechanic.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#82 of 144 Re: 2009 Saturn Aura [tomcash]
Sep 13, 2012 (11:50 am)
when disconnecting the battery the auto window feature needs to be reprogrammed. very easy to do yourself. see manual. i believe it is put window all the way down. push up and hold for 5 seconds after window is all the way up.
#83 of 144 Major Electrical Issues 2008 Aura XE
Oct 16, 2012 (12:07 pm)
I purchased a 2008 Saturn Aura XE in June of 2011. The car had 40k on it when I bought it. It now has 65k on it. I loved the car until a month ago. The gauges had been acting a little funny and I had had an issue with the vehicle not starting. Replaced the battery, spark plugs, and wires. This seemed to help the problem for a couple of weeks. Then the buzzers began to sound again once in awhile, when I hit my blinker or put the car in park. It has progressed from there!
My son had an out of town football game. He rode with a friend to the game and I went up later. On my way there I lost all gauges and buzzers started dinging and then car started to shift extremely hard! I got to the parking lot of the school where he was playing and parked the car. When I went to restart the car it wouldn't start! I kept trying to get it started and finaly it turned over! YAY we could head home! On the way home once again I lost all gauges and car. I continued to drive on home all the while the service ESC was flashing at me, low fuel, service traction, security light, and the anti lock brake light. I was close to home so kept going. Made it home, but once again when I tried to start the car again it wouldn't start!
This morning I was headed to work and lost all gauges again. Then drove it to gas station and the car locked its self while I was pumping gas! Engine was off key was still in ignition, I had a window down and was able to get back in!
I'm a single parent and don't have the money to fix this issue let alone track it down! I now feel like I'm driving a death trap of a car and don't feel it's safe for me or my son to ride in! I don't think that 64k on a 2008 model car is that many miles!! I have had 3 jeep grand cherokees that have had over 250k before I have had any issues with them!!
Could someone please help me get some answers to getting this fixed??? I now regret getting rid of my 1997 jeep grand cherokee with 200k on it for a nice "newer" car!!
#84 of 144 Re: Major Electrical Issues 2008 Aura XE [jasclynp]
Oct 17, 2012 (5:42 am)
Good morning jasclynp,
Given your post, I am unsure if you were planning on working with your dealership on getting this checked out or not. If you do decide to go in and would like for us to check into the situation further, please email us at socialmediagm.com with more information (include your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealer).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#85 of 144 Saturn Electric Fix
Oct 31, 2012 (10:28 am)
I have read the blog regarding the electric problems. Here is probably your fix. My ESC traction light was coming on. Cruise control was not holding. Break lights were coming on randomly. etc. Thought I had a lemon. The fix. UNHOOK CONNECTOR AND DISCONNECT FROM BCM. APPLY DIELECTRIC GREASE ON ALL CONNECTOR PINS. RECONNECT. CLEAR CODES. Cost me $30.49 from Dealership, thought it was gonna be huge. Restored my faith in Dealerships. There was fretting inside BCM connections, causing any combination of electrical problems. Sorry to those that changed wires, batteries, etc. I got lucky.
#86 of 144 esc traction
Nov 12, 2012 (5:22 pm)
I have had my 2009 saturn aura for 3 months, this problem started about a month after I purchased the car. Took it to the dealership they wanted me to buy something on it might work and it might not. Im not a millionaire, I don't have money to waist on a maybe. Its a shame all these cars have had this problem and gm dont want to do the right thing and fix it or take these lemons bac k. I have an appt with a gm dealer next monday and will be out if 500 dollars, for what. This is not my problem. This has convinced me to NEVER buy another gm product I don't care it its a bike. They don't stand behind their pfoducts. If this don't fix it, I will trade it for a toyota. Very dissappointed customer.
#87 of 144 Re: esc traction [judyann1]
Nov 13, 2012 (8:23 am)
Good morning judyann1,
We hope that your appointment goes well next Monday; if you wanted for us to check into this further with your dealership, please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership, as well as a brief summary of the situation).
GM Customer Service
#89 of 144 Help? Crazy electrical issues
Nov 23, 2012 (11:42 am)
So I have a 2007 Saturn Aura XE. I bought it used and loved it... for about a month. It has the craziest electrical issues, and I have no idea what could be causing all of them. For starters, the driver side heated seat button does not work. Secondly, half the buttons on the radio work maybe 15% of the time. Cruise control button sometimes will not work, or cruise control will turn off in the middle of using it. Check airbag light came on for a while then finally went away. Trunk button on door does not work (must use clicker). Window lock button does not work. My dad has replaced the battery at least once since we have had it. The running lights completely went out, but brake lights still worked (changed fuse, but blew it every time the vehicle started-mechanic was able to find a short and fix issue). But now my brake lights decide to do whatever they want (pretty much do opposite- come on when I accelerate and go off when I brake). Mechanic says the whole anti-lock braking system is out (over $1000 to fix unless they find a used part). There are other things, but those are the most common/annoying issues. My car literally is in the shop every few months for random issues. I am so ready to be done with this car, but waiting to graduate before I buy a new one. Has anybody experienced similar issues and found a resolution?