2008 Saturn Aura steering NHTSA complaints: Steering:Electric Power Assist System

NHTSA — Steering: Electric Power Assist System 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:
38,147 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Saturn Aura steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Saturn Aura Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 112013

Aura 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,147 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Saturn Aura. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle the steering wheel began to independently move from side to side. The steering wheel would shake when driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis where the contact was informed that the electric power steering motor and module would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 38,147. Updated 9/4/13 the consumer stated the vehicle began to travel left and right, while the steering wheel was held straight. The electric power steering module was replaced.

- Tarentum, PA, USA

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