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NHTSA — Traction Control System Problems

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com Notes: The Saturn Aura was a mid-size car meant to replace the somewhat problematic L-Series. Unfortunately, the Aura brought its own problems: namely cheap brake parts that needed early replacement and a gear shifter that could say it’s in park while the transmission was still engaged.

Brake problems, including uneven wear and warped rotors that cause the car to wobble, are common complaints from 2007 owners. Did GM use metal for its rotors that can’t stand the heat? That’s what some say, and it’s hard to argue when reports show that rotors could start to warp as early as 500 miles off the dealer lot.

Meanwhile, a busted gear shifter cable lead to some unwanted rollaways. That’s because the shifter could say “Park” while the transmission was still in drive, reverse or neutral. A defect investigation into the issue was opened in 2011, eventually leading to a recall of 56,000 vehicles in 2014.

1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,275 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2007 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 152016

Aura

  • 146,498 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Aura. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system). After the repair, the anti-theft and traction control indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 146,498.

- Jamestown, NY, USA

problem #7

Sep 012014

Aura

  • 75,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Aura. The contact stated that the exterior brake lights illuminated when the brake pedal was not depressed and the exterior brake lights failed to illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact stated that the electronic stability and traction control were disabled and the cruise control disengaged intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the body control module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,700...updated 10/19/15

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #6

Jun 102015

Aura

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Aura. The contact stated that upon pressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle was slow to respond. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The contact stated that the failure progressed and the traction control service warning light illuminated along with an additional warning lamp. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the exhaust manifold was cracked and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #5

Jun 182015

Aura 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Aura. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the service traction module light illuminated and the engine stalled. The contact merged to the side of the road. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 8/10/15 the consumer stated before merging to the side of the highway, the engine stalled and cut off. The consumer was almost rear-ended by a semi truck. Updated 11/31/2015

- Haines, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 012015

Aura 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Aura. While driving at 35 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle took a longer distance to stop. The service traction light illuminated and engine power reduced was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the service traction module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,000. Updated 8/10/15 the consumer stated the engine stalled while driving on the highway. Updated 08/20/15

- Haines City , FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 252014

Aura

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Aura. The contact stated that the service traction control sensor illuminated and the vehicle was jerking forward while traveling at any speed. Also, the contact mentioned that it became difficult to shift gears. The contact stated that the vehicle was recently repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 14V224000 (power train). However, the remedy failed to repair the problem. The contact notified the authorized dealer who refused to provide a remedy for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #2

May 062013

Aura

  • miles
All of sudden the vehicle lost power. The traction light and check engine light came on. Then the vehicle read lost of engine power on the screen. This appears to be happening a lot with Saturn vehicles with as view as 25,000 miles of them.

- Jackson, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 032012

Aura

  • 120,000 miles
Driving on the interstates and all of a sudden the car went from 65 to 40 almost got rear ended. The dash displayed service traction control. The cars speed dropped so fast I was almost rear ended by a semi. Luckily I glanced up in time not to get rear ended. The car is now running fine. After looking through some sites it appears a lot of people have this issue and not even with high miles some had it with 3600 miles on there car. Also the ones that did seek service they were unable to determine the issue and kept reoccuring.

- Peoria, IL, USA

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