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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 092013

Aura 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


I parked my car, then turned the ignition key switch to the "off" position and pulled the key out of the ignition. The keys were in my hand and out of the ignition but the engine was still running. I inserted the key back into the ignition and turned it forward (in the same manner as one would to start the car) and then, turned the key back to the off position and this time, the car turned off as usual. A formal complaint was filed today with GM at: 800-553-6000 and was given an sr# beginning in 71- and ending in [xxx]. to date, I have not received notifications of a GM recall regarding faulty ignition switches for Saturn Aura's. I fail to believe I'm the only one that has experienced this issue.

- Irving, TX, USA

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