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Saturn Aura, Transmission, Sedan
#26 of 90 Transmission ~ Poof!!!
Jan 21, 2013 (7:18 pm)
I started experiencing some of the same scenarios as listed above.
I have a 2007 Saturn Aura XR with the 3.6L and 6 speed automatic and began to notice the bucking, when put into reverse, on January 16. I called my mechanic, who has serviced the Saturn since 11/08, and asked that I bring it in to the shop. An evening later, I lost the transmission and had to have my car towed. The Saturn is now at a transmission specialist getting a rebuilt transmission at a lovely price tag of $3,000. I've had to rent a car at $30 a day and the replacement of the transmission will take a week,
I've not learned what caused the transmission failure and am very dismayed that there was no forewarning. The car has been serviced on a regular basis; just had the transmission fluid changed as the Saturn reached the 100k mark.
After doing some research, I too have noticed a trend with this car, that had been my very best vehicle over the past 25 years. This vehicle is to last at least another 100k without losing a transmission. My husband worked at GM for 30+ years and after extensive research thought this car would be the one without major problems.
How is it that there aren't any recalls? I'm sure GM is aware of this and would like to know what they have to say and what is their plan of action.
#27 of 90 Re: Will GM help out on a transmission issue [geoffny]
Feb 25, 2013 (11:08 am)
I have a 2008 Saturn Aura XE with only 58,000 miles on it and recently it started jumping gears when i get to 40-45 mph.... Its annoying and today took it in to a dealership for that recall September last year from on my car i knew nothing about since recently when it started acting up... What it does is goes up and down with the gears in that speed limit.... The dealership took care of the recall but that didnt fix it and i have a powertrain warranty till June 30th of this year...I cant afford to pay to have them look into this further only the quick 25 pt inspection which they did and said it didnt look like anything.... soo what im asking is anyone else having this same problem and could it be a recall? This car is not that old and it just started acting up please help!!!!
#28 of 90 Re: Will GM help out on a transmission issue [jenst33]
Feb 25, 2013 (12:39 pm)
Let us know if you would like for us to check into anything further for you. We can be reached at socialmediagm.com (please include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of our VIN and mileage, and summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#29 of 90 No Response to #26
Feb 25, 2013 (7:12 pm)
Kristie and Karen
What is the criteria you follow in responding to messages? There was no response to message #26 with the same common problem with the transmission going at 100k; and not a word of assistance from either one of you.
A response would be appreciated.
#30 of 90 Suturn Aura XR transmission issue
Mar 23, 2013 (3:55 pm)
Wow, I am amazed, it seems like everyone is writing the same thing. My Aura died today, 101690 miles, and the transmission died, slipped for about 1 hour and then suddenly it was done. Does any one know if a recall or a GM repair option is available?
#31 of 90 Re: Suturn Aura XR transmission issue [kevdesad]
Mar 23, 2013 (5:03 pm)
Unfortuntely for owners that really like their Saturns, there have been no recall relative to the transmission problem.
Apr 03, 2013 (11:51 am)
My Aura is currently at a repair shop (126k) waiting for a tranny rebuild and also has a cat conv code issue. The tranny is supposed to be covered up to 120k from what I have read due to a recall regarding a cable issue they extended it. GM REFUSED ANY ASSISTANCE. I just wanted them to pay for the dealer to diagnose the issue being they wanted 2 grand to even look at it..hit a brick wall at every turn. If anyone has any advice or has had this similar problem repaired please help! I have seen that the codes could be bogus and be caused by a dirty engine...I have been told that GM doesn't even make the one cat conv anymore and might not be able to get an aftermarket one which means I will not pass a state inspection...
#33 of 90 09 Aura XR 3.6L - transmission failure
Apr 09, 2013 (6:46 am)
Felt some occasional hard shifting into reverse for a week or so, then the whole thing died completely on the road yesterday. 110,000 miles, so no warranty help on the $3000 bill to repair transmission. Shop said it was what typically happens when these trannys go down: loss of 3rd-5th gears and reverse, and very expensive to repair. I've had several cars go beyond 200,000 miles and have never had to replace a transmission, so I am disappointed in the Saturn.
#34 of 90 tranny problems
Apr 09, 2013 (12:01 pm)
4 speed auto has shift cable only covered longer than normal.... 6 speed auto has wave plate problems and is covered on a case by case basis. usualy when wave plate goes it wont shift into reverse.
#35 of 90 Faulty Transmission Saturn Aura XR 3.6L
Apr 12, 2013 (12:55 pm)
We just started experiencing the same transmission issue on our 2007 Aura XR 3.6L auto transmission and we only have 48,000 miles on the car. Since the transmission slipping causes the vehicle to randomly want to stall out, I filed a complaint with the NHTSA because this puts the driver in potential danger. I asked for a recall to be issued, and sited this particular forum, stating the numerous consumers having the same issue which simply cannot be random and unrelated.
If you agree with me, and feel a recall is warranted, please go to the NHTSA website (https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml) and file a complaint asking for a recall.
Also send a letter to GM Customer Assistance (https://www.saturn.com/toolbar/contact_us.html) or send email to: socialmediagm.com, so the complaint is on record.