Creaking Noise Seal Of This Might Hurt 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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2007 Saturn Aura suspension problems

suspension problem

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2007 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 032017

Aura XE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


07 Aura XE V6, Garage kept now with 41,800. low miles. This car has been a problem lately. The car makes a annoying rocking chair type noise daily when driving. Hard to tell. Not sure if its bad struts or shock related? It's should not sound like this. Had to replace the transmission cooling line hose at $210.00. Has a stiff drive and steering knocks on turns. Nice looking car but had yearly problems with brakes and rotors during ownership. Cabin noise is squeaking due to plastic type interior. They don't make GM cars like they used to. I'll stick with Honda cars.

- Shareef W., Fort Washington, PA, US

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