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NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems

3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,025 miles

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2008 Saturn Astra miscellaneous problems

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2008 Saturn Astra Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 212015

Astra

  • 100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

"takata recall" this car has electronic problems, dashboard lights blinking, gage hand's go up and down. The transmission shift cable broke. I was in a parking lot parked, started car went to put car in gear, gear shift was loose, wouldn't catch, called totruck, to pull car, was told by the driver, that the transmission shift cable was broken.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #3

Aug 232015

Astra

  • 76,000 miles
I was driving slowly through a parking lot when the passenger side mirror glass suddenly fell off and shattered.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #2

Aug 142015

Astra

  • 26,000 miles
Early morning, parked in grocery store parking lot. Finished shopping, loaded groceries in trunk, tried to start car...key did not even turn in lock at first. Then all gear lights came on, but no engine start. Tried several times. Then I called aaa. They said it was not battery, but got it started by turning key to first position, stepped on brake, put gear in neutral, then turned key further to start. I then drove car to garage where they said it was probably a transmission switch problem. I am waiting to hear more specific details on what needs to be repaired and the cost.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 142015

Astra

  • 46,000 miles
The vehicle will not register the correct gear on the shifter assembly display, shows park or all lighting indcators illuminate simulteaneously, impossible to determine exactly which gear it is actually in, most times reverse even though the indicator lights are not accurate. Dealer recommends changing both the shifter assembly and cable at a cost of over $1300, car has less than 46000 miles. Problem is intermittent, happens randomly without warning.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

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