Last post on May 08, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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Saturn Aura, Transmission, Sedan
#37 of 46 Issues too...
Apr 12, 2013 (3:12 pm)
I am having issues with my transmission that just started to occur after 88,000 KM on my 2007 Saturn Aura XE. The shifter would indicate that I was in a reverse or park, but the car would continue to move forward. I was able to start it by putting in into neutral to get it home, but now it won't start at all. I looked at the recalls they did for Saturn Aura's and it very much sounds like the shift cable issue, but when I gave my local dealership my VIN... it was not part of the recall.
I spent about $1000 trying to get my break lights to work correctly, and then they wanted to charge me about $2000 for replacement of the driver control module and installation before I told them I would not pay another cent into the issue and they did it for free after I filed a complaint with GM Canada. For 3 years I had the break light issue on and off in which it went to the dealership 1/2 dozen times and now I see that GM is considering a recall on this issue? I will be submiting a claim if the recall does go through on past bills. I'm annoyed at the issues that have occurred, but I'm pissed off at the response of GM and the massive delays. If there is a bigger tranmission issue than the shift cable, i'm going to give up on the car as there is no way with proper maintenance a car should have these issues at 88,000 KM. Since GM closed the Saturn line it's been awful to try and get anything accomplished.
#38 of 46 Re: Faulty Transmission Saturn Aura XR 3.6L [teegee2]
Apr 12, 2013 (3:36 pm)
I just picked my car up..$2300 for the rebuild....I will email a complaint also, hopefully I will be able to get reimbursed if they recall..
#39 of 46 Re: Issues too... [jd29sk]
Apr 15, 2013 (3:14 pm)
Just an update on my post. It was in fact the shifter cable and the dealership has agreed to fix it at no cost under "special coverage". I think they have to look further into this matter as there are probably many other VIN's that are not covered under the recall and they should be. Again another safety issue and this is the second incident where I've had to go to GM Canada and lodge a complaint before they agreed it was a manufacturing issue. Just like the break lights!
#40 of 46 Re: Issues too... [jd29sk]
Apr 15, 2013 (3:33 pm)
I already took my saturn in for that and it did nothing for my car... Yes it was a recall for me and covered 100%....I will never buy another Saturn again... This has been the worst of worst issues I have ever had with a car...
#41 of 46 Re: Will GM help out on a transmission issue Saturn Aura [chrissyh2]
Apr 15, 2013 (3:35 pm)
I hope you have gotten your issue taken care of because I owe $12,000 on my Saturn and will never buy another one again...
#42 of 46 Re: Issues too... [jenst33]
Apr 15, 2013 (5:30 pm)
Apr 16, 2013 (8:28 pm)
unfortunely saturn wont care if you ever buy another saturn since they are out of business.
#44 of 46 Saturn Aura 2010 Transmission Breakdown
May 03, 2013 (6:42 pm)
I have a 2010 Saturn Aura with 113,00 highway miles that stopped today. I put the car in drive and heard a rubbing sound. The car jerked so I stopped. I put the car in drive again and heard the sound again. The car would only go 20 miles per hours. It will not go into reverse. This is a problem and should not have happened on a car this new. Is it the transmission? Is it part of a recall?
#45 of 46 Re: Saturn Aura 2010 Transmission Breakdown [jerseyjoe2010]
May 05, 2013 (1:54 pm)
I am very sorry that you've experienced this issue with your Saturn vehicle. Have you had an opportunity to get into a GM dealership for diagnosis? I can check if there are any recalls listed under your vehicle. If you are interested, please send me your full name and VIN to socialmediagm.com ATTN: Amber. I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Care
#46 of 46 Re: Saturn Aura 2010 Transmission Breakdown [jerseyjoe2010]
May 08, 2013 (3:16 pm)
if you have a six speed auto it could be the infamous wave plate problem. they break and usually first sign is no reverse. also you dont have a 2010 aura. that was the only saturn not built for 2010. has to be 2007,08 or 2009.