2008 Saturn Aura brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes, Hydraulic

NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

CarComplaints.com 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,259 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 brakes problems

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2008 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 092014

Aura 6-cyl

  • 42,776 miles


2008 Saturn Aura. Consumer writes in regards to body control module connection system recall notice issues. The consumer stated she experienced a problem with the traction control warning light illuminating, prior to the recall. The consumer attached the recall notice.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #2

Jul 222011

Aura 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Vehicle: 2008 Saturn Aura xe with 45,000 miles. Problem: Total brake failure. The braided brake line segment underneath the master cylinder ruptured allowing the brake fluid to leak all over the engine bay. The steel braid was compromise by what looked like a chemical corrosive. The actual hole was less than one eighth inch in diameter. The blue plastic brake hose ruptured/bubbled like an aneurysm. Total break failure resulted within a few brake pumps. Repair: The car was towed to the GM dealership. The brake lines (2) were repaired under extended warranty. Both lines had several signs of corrosive activity on the steel braid. Conclusion: I was very lucky to not have had an accident.

- Big Pine Key, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 042009


  • 15,000 miles
Brake shudder from warped brake rotors (15,000 miles) brake linings fine. Causes intermittent braking problems. Temporary fix:rotors turned (until they warp again and can no longer be turned) original rotor durability is questionable. (a safety and quality issue).

- Clarkston, MI, USA

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