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NHTSA — Seat Belts Problems

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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.

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,750 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.

2007 Saturn Aura seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 022014

Aura

  • 98,000 miles

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

Hard steering sometime very diffuclt to make turns without force. Taken car to dealership traction control light on continuously, seat belt light on passenger side lights up and stays on. While car is moving.. dealer has no salution for problem.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 132013

Aura 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Seat belt alert on dash keeps telling me that the seat belt for the driver is not buckled even when driver is buckled in. This is a recurring issue that had been handled under a warranty claim by replacing the dash cluster after many trips to the dealer. The first time it was replaced under manufacturer warranty. Now the issue has returned and GM is refusing any sort of replacement or diagnosis on this issue even though it deals with passenger safety. I have owned this vehicle since it was new and have on going issues with the dash cluster and it malfunctioning with GM telling me every time that they will no longer fix it. I would hate to see someone in my family hurt as a result of the seat belt not locking in an accident because the electronics do not see the seat belt as being buckled.

- Hayden, ID, USA

problem #2

Mar 012013

Aura

  • 81,000 miles
The heated seats comes on its own on both driver and passenger sides. The passenger seat belt light comes on when no one is in the front passenger seat. The service air bag light illuminates often when starting the car and when I turn car off and restart it goes out...but lately it stays on longer.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 122012

Aura

  • miles
As I was driving over a bridge I heard a loud snap/thunk sound from under my seat.. all of a sudden my seat started leaning to the right.. after I pulled over and looked at it I found a weld on the metal bar under the seat had snapped.. the car is not really safe to drive due to it leaning to the right and everytime you brake or hit the gas or turn you constantly lean and bounce back and forth.. I have now seen multiple reports of this happening.

- Irving, TX, USA

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