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NHTSA — Seats Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,000 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.

2009 Saturn Aura accessories - interior problems

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2009 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #7

May 022016


  • 79,000 miles


Driver seat welded bracket is broken. Seat is not stable and in the event of a crash, I am certain that there will be injury. I weigh only 160lbs and while driving heard the snap of the bracket.

- Ellensburg, WA, USA

problem #6

Mar 232016


  • miles
The right low beam light went out, tried to replace it and found out that this is impossible to replace by the owner. It requires removing the front bumper and special tools over $300 at the dealer to replace a headlamp. Meanwhile one light. Having headlights is a safety issue! also the driver side seat frame broke under normal use and can no longer be adjusted

- Mtka., MN, USA

problem #5

Oct 132015


  • miles
The back right weld on my drivers seat broke. I was driving one day and heard a loud pop and it sounded like my seat skipped groves in movement, but my seat is power. The back right weld snapped and I feel this is a manufacture problem. I weigh 206 lbs so it's not an issue of being too "heavy" and recent posts say it can cost up to 1000$ to fix. I find this should be a recall.

- Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 012013


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Saturn Aura. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds making a turn, the brakes malfunctioned making the vehicle very difficult to stop. The contact indicated that the failure would only occur while pressing the brakes and turning the steering wheel at the same time. In addition, the driver's side seat bracket had failed causing the seat to move while operating the vehicle. The seat bracket was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #3

Jun 212014

Aura 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The driver's seat frame weld is broken on the front right.the seat is loose and slumps on the right side. The vehicle is unsafe to drive.

- Forest Hills, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 012009

Aura 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Driver seat support bar broke by weld this is a safety hazard and should be a recall seat tips to the right while driving.

- De Pere, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 192014

Aura 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Driver seat abruptly fell down to the right side while driving. Inspection of driver seat revealed that the right side of the seat frame broke off. This caused the seat to immediately incline to right side.

- Panorama City, CA, USA

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