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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Saturn Aura fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 292015


  • 84,000 miles


Case # with GMC is 81598832107 9/30/15 was at left turn lane to go in my neighbor hood put in park to grab something of the floor when I put back into drive my car started to reverse. Put it back into park and then drive and the same thing. Lucky I had my neighbor behind me him and others help me push it to a safe zone very close to my house, pushed it half way on drive way and put in park and it rolled across the street while trying to stop it I put myleft foot down caused more pain due to me recent surgery. This car has been to GMC for the recall cable 3 times, this time they said they only place half of it and will now replace the whole cable. Was called on 9/30 5 hours at the shop and was told it was ready, I explained that I don't feel safe driving this car. Too many times for the same cable....I've also had a issue with the smell of gas coming from the car but could not see any fuel, so I took to a mechanic and had them look at it and said te top of the fuel pump was cracked I had them replace the whole pump...there was fuel leaking under my seat, I have now seen there is other Saturn Aura with the same problem. I don't feel safe driving this car this a big issue and if GMC and I can come to an agreement it will be easy agreement. I was really glad that I did no give this car to my young nephew who knows what would of happened......

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #3

Jan 062015


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Saturn Aura. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, a strong odor of fuel was coming from the vehicle. The contact also stated that fuel was leaking from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- 11001 E. Cresant Ave, AZ, USA

problem #2

Oct 012014

Aura 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
Fuel leak. Strong odor of gas at the the fuel tank.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 032012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Saturn Aura. The contact stated that while refueling, the pump would stop without the tank being completely full. The contact had to continuously squeeze the lever in order to get gas to go into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was repaired but the contact was unaware of exactly what the repairs entailed. The manufacturer was notified but did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

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