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.


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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,168 miles

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2007 Saturn Aura fuel system problems

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2007 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012016


  • miles


2007 Saturn Aura. Consumer seeks reimbursement for fuel pump leakage recall repairs. The consumer stated the fuel pump was leaking and he could smelled gas inside and outside of the vehicle. The fuel pump was replaced at a cost of $ $493.35.

- Kosse, TX, USA

problem #7

May 082012

Aura 6-cyl

  • miles
I purchased my vehicle in 2011 with 55,476 odometer within this time frame I had to replace fuel pump and the alarm system is not functioning at all. The air bag system comes on and off even in the process of me driving. I haven't been notify due to any of these matters until I found web site.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #6

Jul 272013

Aura 6-cyl

  • miles
Had to replace fuel pump due to gas leak and smell.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 022014

Aura 6-cyl

  • miles


2007 Saturn Aura. Consumer writes in regards to airbag, transmission and other vehicle defects. The consumer stated the air bag light would display off when driving on the highway. Also, the transmission was failing and there was a loud noise emitting from the vehicle. The traction control warning light illuminated when he accelerated up an incline. A small gas spot formed under the vehicle, when the tank was full. The dealer informed the consumer the leak was from filling the fuel tank full. Another dealer, stated the issue was with the fuel pump.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 152014

Aura 6-cyl

  • 100,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Aura. The contact stated that the fuel tank was leaking near the exhaust pipe. The vehicle was not taken to a dealership or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure and current mileage was 100,500. Updated 6/27/14 updated 07/11/2014

- Waxahachie, TX, USA

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problem #3

Mar 212014


  • 58,436 miles
I would be bopping along on the highway, then all of a sudden, the check engine and reduced eng pwr messages appeared on the driver information console. On my way home from work the other day after the rain storm, I was driving on I-95 and all of the a sudden received several error messages in the dic: -service traction -eng pwr reduced the check engine and tc-disabled indicators remained lit. So I limped the rest of the way home on what felt like two-cylinders. After reading some info on the web I fond out that water could be coming in from some place and is affecting the throttle control module (part no. 15780668). I think this is another issue that GM need to look into because it can make the car just stop on the highway.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 012013

Aura 6-cyl

  • 50,404 miles
At the mall, car sputtered 5-10 times before finally starting. As I was leaving mall parking lot doing 15-20mph, car suddenly loss engine power and began to shake / shutter. Dashboard console displayed reduced engine power and service traction. Car wouldn't go faster than 20-25mph. I had to take side streets to get home. Car later towed to dealer. Dealer found leaking fuel pump and throttle body cable connector loose/dirty. Tech removed connector from throttle body, cleaned it, added di-electric grease and re-connected it. Engine power regained. Fuel pump replaced at another garage due to cost at dealer. Note: This was 2nd time car was taken to same dealer with same problem. I was told it was "bad" gasoline and was charged about $86 (not including towing charge). Also told to use premium gas at another gas company. Fuel pump problem not found even when they were told about strong fuel smell coming from rear, drivers side after car sits for awhile. Asked for reimbursement from dealer owner, but it was denied.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 182003


  • miles
Since buying my Saturn Aura in March 2007 my life has been a complete headache. I first had to take my car into the shop with only 2300 miles on it for rack and pinion to be replaced. Since then it has been in the shop no less than every 6 months. I have had to replace the brakes and rotors two times, motor mount, passenger air bag, sunroof drain, water pump, coolant crossover pipe, water reservoir, steering shaft and more. Now my rack and pinion is bad again and they will not fix it. Also there is a major rattle in front of car and squeal coming from front drivers side tire. They tell me that there is nothing wrong and cannot duplicate. Just recently I have started to notice that my car steering is funny and also that it cuts out or accelerates on it's own. I am planning on getting it back in again to the shop soon. I do not feel safe driving this car. I have three small children and want something done to stop all the problems.

- Lacey, WA, USA

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