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Saturn Aura Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723

Saturn Aura Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 94,371 mi (57,992 mi - 150,000 mi)


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.

  •  Rookie

    The car would not go in reverse and would not consistently move forward when put in drive. It was covered by the manufactures insurance and it was repaired at a GM (chevrolet) service department. They had to take a part the transmission and replace the wave plate and many other parts of the transmission and engine. It took them about 20 days to repair. Much of that was spent waiting for parts.

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Brake lights stay on, transmission went out no warning before it wouldn't go into 2nd or third gear also engine light is now on

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  •  Rookie

    Slips at 3rd and 5th

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  • Visitor, , 57,992 mi

    Jerky transmission, diagnostic codes found by emission examination station, but not earlier by GM Dealer which had previously diagnosed that transmission only needed a flush. Returned the car to the dealership and transmission completely failed during second test drive. dealer stated a complete transmission replacement was necessary.

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  • Visitor, , 75,500 mi

    3.6 liter 6 speed trans. trans stuck in 3rd gear. chk engine light on. dealer says most likely wave plate failed. need to replace trans.

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  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    Gear Shift transmission blown out. Can now only go forward and not in reverse. Previously, the clutch wouldn't hold in park unless the glutch was re-engaged.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    car would make noise in reverse, no reverse. also would not go out of 1st or 2nd and high rev. Transmission repair 3500 dollars to replace wave plate. Luckily bought car from drivetime still under warranty and they fixed. only had to pay 100 dollar deductible. Mechanic says is common problem with model.

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  • Visitor, , 99,500 mi

    Check engine light came on and car was very sluggish and shifted hard. I took the car to my regular mechanic and he confirmed the codes were transmission errors. He does not work on transmissions and when he tried to pull the car out of the bay it woudl not work in reverse. Had it towed to a tranny shop and they confirmed it was the wave plate. Waiting on the final cost of the repair but it was $400 to pull the tranny and diagnose so just need the repair cost.

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    No Reverse, slipping gears, getting stuck in gears, engine revving - past my 5 years for GM Warranty of course.

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  • Visitor, , 59,500 mi

    Slipping of gears and no reverse

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