Last post on Nov 29, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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Saturn Aura, Transmission, Sedan
#51 of 89 Transmission Issues 2007 Aura
Jun 28, 2013 (3:47 pm)
First I would like to say that I love my 2007 Saturn Aura - now with that out of the way this is the first major issue hat I have had but boy is it a Big issue! I have 106,000 highway miles and it stopped in a storm on my way home from work. The transmission started jerking, then making a weird noise and then my speed slow dropped to 20 miles an hour. I pulled over and let the car run for a moment. As I tried to merge back into rush hour traffic my transmission light came on. I put the car over again and tried to go in reverse - it did after a few seconds passed. This is a major problem for a single broke soccer Mom who relies heavily on a car. I will be at my dealership tomorrow. Is the cost really $2,000 - $4,000. - Oh-No!! Has anyone determined if G M has issued a transmission recall? Is any of this part of a recall?
#52 of 89 Transmission Issues 2007 Aura [wsu_qt]
Jun 29, 2013 (5:57 pm)
The transmission issue on the 2007 Aura has not been listed in any recall by GM. I too have a 2007 Aura and at 106,000 miles experienced the same scenario. My cost $3,600. It's a hard swallow.
#53 of 89 Re: Transmission Issues 2007 Aura [scmad]
Jul 01, 2013 (9:55 am)
Thanks for the reply!
#54 of 89 Re: Will GM help out on a transmission issue Saturn Aura [ashlow8701]
Jul 22, 2013 (5:27 pm)
Interesting because my 2007 Aura just rolled 106K and just stopped shifting while driving on a residential street.
Dealer tells me it is not because of maintenance but rather metal fatigue. Essentially the 3 and 4 gears broke.
Like the rest of the posts I had no indication of a problem. In fact the car had the power steering unit replaced by the dealer 2 weeks ago and they said the car was in great shape.
Dealer mention GM may have a plan to replace or help defer some of the costs. The warranty expired at 100K but I own several GM cars and I was planning on getting a new one soon...
#55 of 89 Re: Will GM help out on a transmission issue Saturn Aura [j_g]
Jul 22, 2013 (6:37 pm)
Contact GM customer service.
#57 of 89 2007 aura 3.6xr transmission problem
Aug 09, 2013 (6:41 pm)
My problem seems to be different than most of these, I have the 6 speed auto. If I take off from a stop first gear seems to slip then catch and spin tires. All other functions seems normal, any suggestions? I have 115k miles.
#58 of 89 Re: 2007 aura 3.6xr transmission problem [jrotter1]
Aug 10, 2013 (5:04 am)
I am not sure how many speeds my transmission has ! All I know is that I have an automatic and manual drive transmission.
If this helps - the issue seems to be with the wave plate but the best thing is to contact GM Saturn customer service.
#59 of 89 Re: 2007 aura 3.6xr transmission problem [wsu_qt]
Aug 12, 2013 (8:55 am)
Update on my issue with my 2007 Aura and 106K miles on the car...
The part that broke shredded it's self and did damage to both the transmission and the radiator because the transmission coolant flows through the radiator.
I contacted customer service at GM and they worked with the dealer to fix the car. Because the car was out of warranty they technically could have done nothing. The initial estimate was 4,000 for parts and labor.
GM covered all of the parts, fluids, and misc items, I had to pick up the labor which was about $1,200.00.
GM sent me a 1,500.00 spiff for my next car that can be used in conjunction with any other incentive they are offering at the time.
#60 of 89 2007 aura 3.6xr transmission problem [j_g]
Aug 12, 2013 (3:47 pm)
Fortunate for you that GM paid the major portion of your transmission/radiator replacement; not sure how they pick and choose the 2007 Aura owners. So nice to know that the sun shines on a few chosen people.