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#61 of 111 07 Saturn Aura XR Grinding in Steering
Aug 08, 2010 (5:56 pm)
I have had my Saturn since 2007 and just love my car, but for a while now everytime I trun my wheel I feel and hear this grinding or clunking noise. Now Saturn isn't working on Saturns anymore. I was told to call GM and when I called GM they told me to call Pontiac for service repairs. I took my car in to get new tires (the Good Yeartires that were factory seperated on 2 of my tires) and the tire guy told me there was a silent recall on a part that would make that noise. Apparently they didn't grease it and it is just rubbing together when I turn the wheel. Problem is I can't figure out who to take my car to fix this issue and now it isn't under warranty anymore!
#62 of 111 Re: 07 Saturn Aura XR Grinding in Steering [randiroo]
Aug 09, 2010 (10:21 am)
I apologize that you are experiencing a concern with your vehicle. You should take the vehicle back to the dealership that put the tires on your vehicle. Tell them what is going on and go from there. If you have any further questions please let me know. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#63 of 111 Re: 07 Saturn Aura XR Grinding in Steering [gmcustsvc]
Aug 09, 2010 (4:08 pm)
Thanks for the response. I bought my car at the Saturn dealership in Knoxville, TN and I live in Jacksonville, FL now so that isn't applicable. I called the Saturn dealership in town and they told me they aren't servicing Saturns anymore and I need to call GM. I called GM and they told me they weren't licensed to work on Saturns yet and to call Pontiac. So I am a bit flusttered! I am more concerned with the popping noise coming from my steering now and hoping that my other tires don't seperate on me anytime soon.
#64 of 111 Re: 07 Saturn Aura XR Grinding in Steering [randiroo]
Aug 10, 2010 (6:51 am)
From what I show these are the dealerships in your area that work on Saturns. NIMNICHT CHEVROLET COMPANY
Distance: 4.1 Miles
1550 CASSAT AVE
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32210-1798
Phone: (904) 387-4041
Fax: (904) 425-6390
NIMNICHT PONTIAC GMC HUMMER
Distance: 19 Miles
11503 PHILIPS HIGHWAY
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32256-1639
Phone: (904) 733-1616
Fax: (904) 730-3059
I would call these dealerships and either one should be able to help you resolve your concerns. If you have any further questions please let me know.
#65 of 111 2008 Steering sqeek
Nov 21, 2010 (7:27 am)
My 2008 Saturn Aura has has a squeek/rubbing noise in the lower steering column when I turn either way since I bought it with 44mil in Feb 2010 this year. A Chevy service rep told me there was a GM service bulliten on a lower lube gasket malfunction... and then I was told the gasket could not be repaied without changing out the whole lower gear steering package (for $900). A local auto repair place said they thought it was the power steering belt and replaced it..no luck..it's still there. It seems to get worse as the engine warms up. I'm going to try an authorized GM Saturn repair place next. Is there any "silent" recall notice on the issue as I read on one of three Saturn blogs??
#66 of 111 Re: 2008 Steering sqeek [tigger1950]
Nov 24, 2010 (7:00 pm)
If you would e-mail me with your VIN I will look into recall information for you.
GM Customer Service
#67 of 111 Re: 2008 Steering sqeek [tigger1950]
Feb 16, 2011 (6:11 am)
I am also having this problem everytime I turn it makes this very weird griding noise and my steering wheel feels a bit tight can someone please help me I love my car but I don't want it to get worse and i have no idea which dealerships will over see my car I live in rochester ny anyone know
#68 of 111 2007 saturn aura grinding noise
Feb 16, 2011 (6:12 am)
forgot to mention mine is a 2007 Saturn aura
#69 of 111 Re: 2008 Steering sqeek [ilovemysaturn]
Feb 16, 2011 (6:19 pm)
Rochester NY or MN??
I've had the problem checked by three dealerships. They said it's a steering gear at the lower end of the shaft that has to be replaced as "a unit"..not just the gear. Per GM, since it is not considered a "saftey issue" (you can still steer as it goes bad) it is not a recall items, and there is no waranty coverage after 36,000 miles. I guess it's just another one of the "cheapest bidder to make the part" that GM has always had problems with (like Toyota). The noise get worse as the engine/car warms up, so it hasn't been too bad this winter. Several of the techs said the gear system had a bad gasket that dried up too early, hense the noise now. I've been told by all three that the repair bill will be about $900.
#70 of 111 Re: 2008 Steering sqeek [tigger1950]
Feb 25, 2011 (8:34 am)
Can you please email me your VIN and complete contact information? I would like to look into this for you.
GM Customer Service