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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20 miles

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2008 Saturn Astra fuel system problems

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2008 Saturn Astra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 042014

Astra 4-cyl

  • 20 miles


I'm writing to inquire about recalls on the 2008 Saturn Astra.from day one, the Saturn Astra I owned had problems due to an engine light frequently coming on and issues with the sensors. At one point, one of the cv boots went bad.the replacement required a new driveaxle, due to the problematic design of the car. That issue cost almost $500, even with the mechanic installing used parts. Then just a month later, the ABS light started coming on as the right wheel sensor was bad. Again, due to the cars design, this meant not only a new sensor but a whole new wheel bearing at another $800. From what I have found online, this is a recurring problem with Astras; also, as it disables the ABS and traction control systems, it is a safety issue and thus warrants a recall for safety reasons. It seems clear, from the many similar complaints I have seen online [just go to and put "sensors" in the search box to see tons of them - here's just 1 page from that site:"T=169386 ] that the Saturn Astra should"ve been recalled. Without such a recall, it cost me more than $1300 dollars in repairs. If you look at all the similar related complaints on the Saturn fans website I mentioned, I believe you will see that recalls on the Saturn Astra are warranted, due to these design flaws, safety issues, and sensor problems. Please let me know if you would like any further information or to see documentation of the repairs I had to have done on a car with just 68,000 miles on it, at the time, in a period of just a few months.thank you.

- Averill Park, NY, USA

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