Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2008 Aura’s issues with brakes, such as worn out rotors, isn’t as severe as the prior model year, but let’s just not start awarding them any brake awards just yet. Does that even exist? “The Brakies”?

One thing the 2008 does share with the 2007 is a recall of a busted gear shifter cable which can make it look like your car is in park, when the transmission is still engaged. You can only imagine what kind of fun that causes.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
800 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.

2008 Saturn Aura accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2008 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 052009


  • 800 miles


Purchased a new 2008 Saturn Aura 3/6/09, with 45 miles returned the car on 3/7/09 for dash glazing, later that day the mileage was over 500 miles. 10 days later the car stopped and had to be towed in. The cars service history showed previous service for the same problem in addition to mileage of 300 plus miles. The dealer refuse to compromise. I traded in 1998 Lexus and put $5000 down. An of 3/7/09 I have requested a refund and my car do to odometer tampering.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

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