2008 Saturn Aura Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Saturn Aura

2008 Saturn Aura Problems

Vehicles with a 6speed automatic transmission may develop one or more of the following faults related to a broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission: Illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723, loss of reverse gear, slipping or harsh 3rd or 5th gear shift. Removal and dis-assembly of the transmission will be required to replace the broken 35R wave plate. It is also extremely important that all debris from the failed part be cleaned from the transmission while it is disassembled in order to try and prevent future problems.

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Vehicles with certain V6 engines may illuminate the Check Engine Light one or more of the following codes: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P0341, P0346, P0336, or P0391. Our technicians tell us that some vehicles may require a powertrain control module (PCM) software update to correct this issue. Other vehicles may have excess camshaft end play on one or both cylinder heads which will need to be corrected using special procedures outlined by GM.

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2008 Saturn Aura Questions

Was in parking lot 5 miles from home engine light on started car put it in reverse an it moved a little bit enough so I could get it out of parking spot than put it in drive an it moved forward. As I drove it didn't want to shift into gears, then as I went to put in driveway I went to back u...

Even when the car is turned off, it still do the same thing.

How do I bleed the rear brakes

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2008 Saturn Aura Recalls

Increased resistance in an electrical connection at the body control module (BCM) may result in voltage fluctuations in the brake pedal sensor circuit. These fluctuations can cause concerns with various systems that monitor the position of the brake pedal, any of which would increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will reprogram the brake pedal sensor to correct these concerns.

The vehicles being recalled are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) assist system. The EPS can fail unexpectedly while driving. If this were to occur, steering ability would be maintained but much greater effort would be necessary to steer the vehicle, especially at slow speeds. One of four remedies will be applied depending on the model and year. Parts are not yet available so expect a second notification when they are. 

On vehicles equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate. If this were to occur, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. The driver would be able to move the shifter to "Park" and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in "Park." The vehicle may not be able to be restarted and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning. Dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable as necessary. The General Motors recall number 12106.

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2008 Saturn Aura Reviews

Well my baby is a 2008 Aura XL 4 cylinder ecotech engine, i have 68,000 miles and the original set of tires,by the way i have more them 50% threat life still ,i just replace the brakes front and back with brake performance slotted and dimple rotors in black, i do my own oil change with Mobil 1 every 6,000 miles i get 32 miles per gallon on the highway,and depending on the city driving 26 or bet...

I love my car. I bought it new in March 2008. I haven't had any issues and I have driven all over the country in it. The only I am having right now is my driver's door lock keeps jamming. Apart from that, I have kept ONSTAR active for all these years and it was worth it.

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