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

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.

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Average mileage: 102,215 (57,992–253,000)
3 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009
29 people reported this problem
17 people shared problem details
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.
2007 Saturn Aura85,000
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
2009 Saturn Aura72,000
Had taken it to Dealers on June 17 to have engine light reading looked into. They found Exhaust Solenoid shorted. I had it fixed. On July 21 had a engine fire and my car burnt. Insurance Company said it would cost to much to investigate the fire. The car was totaled. Car was well kept and in excellent shape. Just loved this car. I want to know if this happened to other Saturn Aura's that were well taken care of.
2009 Saturn Aura100,350
All of the issues listed regarding the broken wave plate were exhibited in my Saturn Aura. I had to have a total transmission built to replace the damaged one
my 2007 Saturn Aura XR with 115,000 miles just stopped moving in reverse. During the last two days it was "slipping" when changing gears from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd...... Merry Christmnas!! HA!!
2007 Saturn Aura100,000
My transmission clutch plate broke with caused the drum to break. My transmission had to be rebuilt for $2800.
2007 Saturn Aura85,000
While driving i did not received any prior symptoms or warnings. When i started driving from a stoplight my car started to slip car was racing,temperture gauge was reading hot,finially went to second gear. Stopped at stop light again wouldn't go anywhere, engine light not on until next couple days later. Now won't move.
2007 Saturn Aura57,992
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.
2008 Saturn Aura75,500
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.
2008 Saturn Aura84,000
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.
2007 Saturn Aura115,000
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.
2007 Saturn Aura99,500
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.
2007 Saturn Aura95,000
No Reverse, slipping gears, getting stuck in gears, engine revving - past my 5 years for GM Warranty of course.
2007 Saturn Aura59,500
Slipping of gears and no reverse
I had this same problem but it was covered under my extended warrenty. The dealer is trying to get me to pay $290.00 to flush the torque converter but I don't think thats needed. Does anyone know if I should do this.
2008 Saturn Aura88,000
loss of reverse gear and shifting problem
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