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2007 Saturn Aura



  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    I apologize for your frustrations. Has your dealer involved Technical Assistance? If not, I would recommend asking them to do so. Can you please email me your VIN, current mileage and involved dealer? I look forward to your email.
    GM Customer Service
  • How to you fix aura xr service esc light??????????
  • That link doest work
  • Are you sure your not driving my car??? Have you gotten anyone to help with the issue's? Brake lights & radio...also front end, squeaking, wobbling, air bag light and brakes both front & rear replaced.
  • kmyleskmyles Posts: 2
    My cars radio will not turn on, the clock doesn't even show up or anything. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem or knows what to do. I believe its something electrical because the sound for my turn signals/four-ways, and seat belt isn't working either.
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    Good morning kmyles,

    I'm sure you'll get some great feedback from the Edmunds community. Unfortunately, I don't have access to any resources to help you diagnose what's going on with your Aura at the moment. If you decide to visit your dealership, please let me know! We're available to work with you through that process and help in any way we can.

    GM Customer Service
  • browngreenbrowngreen Posts: 1
    my radio, clock and all the bells/whistles stopped working . .then my car would not start . .then the electric door locks go up/down while i am driving my car . .then i start getting "warnings" (i.e. airbag issues, etc). my car has to be charged daily now just to start, and that is only lasting a few hours as my battery is being drained. my friend researched some blogs on the 2007 aura and found that the control module (the brain) is likely the culprit. i am going to reach out to a GM rep and find out what is going on, and since i have already heard how much $$$, i'm looking for some relief from GM, this is a joke
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964

    Have you already sent an email our way ( If not, we can be contacted that way; please include your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership with any details you are able to provide about recent visits on this issue.

    All the best,
    GM Customer Service
  • joesailorjoesailor Posts: 1
    I have a 2007 Saturn Aura. We seem to have the same problem. About 6-7 months ago, my remote stopped working (to unlock), everything else worked fine (lock, trunk and horn). Today, I drove home from work fine, 30 minutes later I tried to start the car and it just clicked as if the battery was low. I used the jumper box and had no luck. I then used my other Saturn (1999 SL2) to try to jump start, again, no luck. I called road side assistance and the tow truck guy jumped it with no problem. He adviced to keep it running for 30-45 minutes to fully charge. I drove it around the neighborhood and then let it just idel for 30 more minutes as I watered the grass. I then turned it off and again, it didn't start. Just some more clicking and caution lights flashing on the dash. Don't know were Saturn went wrong. My first Saturn was a 1997 SL2 and I put 176,000 miles before selling it, then we picked up a 1999 SL2 which we still have with 146,000 miles and still running strong. I do have approximately 150,000 miles on my 2007 Aura but, I sure am hating this electrical problems.
    I refuse to do the 5 times to the shop thing in which they change something everytime and before you know it I've spent $1,000.00 and the problem still there. I just want to know what is wrong and get it fixed. :sick:
  • dsweetnamdsweetnam Posts: 1
    I also have a 2007 Aura with air bag issues which started about 2 years ago. the car has been in to both Saturn dealership and GM dealership. They have reset, checked, reset, checked, reset and replaced an $800 dollar part and I still have the "Check Air Bag" light come on. GM now wants me to bring the car in so they can take the console apart to clean it out at a cost of about because they say I spilt coffee down there and that is the problem. That is about $500 to get done. Really!! So coffee takes about 2 years to dry??. What I have noticed and relayed to them is the air bag light seems to come on when it is raining or when there is possibly condensation. I picked up the car after they had replaced the $800 part driving home in late afternoon sunshine and parked in the garage. The next morning I pull out of the garage and was driving to work in the pouring rain and surprise, surprise the "check air bag" light came on! I called GM and took the car back in the next day. Thats when they said it was because I spilt coffee.
  • danny_57danny_57 Posts: 4
    GM is very aware of all the problems with these cars & suck you dry by charging you for everything that is wrong . The cars should have been called back from the start ,I loved my Aura until 30,000 miles & then everything started to happen ,But all along the front end had to be replaced alone the stearing & Rack. Computers,Transmission, airbag light ,you name it , I only had 34,000 on my car since new & took a very big lose & sold it , Buyer beware !!!!!
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    If we can follow up on this issue with your dealership, please send the following information us at
    Your name and Edmunds username
    Phone and address
    The last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage
    The name of your involved dealership

    GM Customer Service
  • ranzabarranzabar Posts: 1
    My wife picked up on this a month ago when it was barely audible. Now it's really noticeable. It is a low 'croak' sound that seems to come from the passenger front end. It could almost sound like tire road noise, except that is seems to have no relationship with road conditions. It just comes and goes on a moment to moment basis. Not loud, but you can't miss it. I'm going to take it to the dealer, but my wife insists that I post here hoping others had the same situation. Without being able to accurately describe the sound, its going to be hard to find others with the same problem.

    Any ideas?

    2008 Aura XE
    41,288 miles
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    I see that you're already planning on visiting your dealership on this noise; please keep us updated on the diagnosis/repair. If you should like for us to look into anything further with your dealer, we can be contacted at

    Kind regards,
    GM Customer Service
  • trange:
    I have the same problem in my 2007 Aura XR now that I put on new tires. No one can fix it. Did you find out what it was?
  • Good morning saturnaura2007,

    It sounds like you've been working on finding the source of the vibration with a shop - did this include a GM dealership? If so, and if you would like for us to follow up on this with them please email us more details at (include your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • No, I haven't taken it to a dealership yet. I worked with Belle Tire, where I bought the new tires, and my regular trusted mechanic. It seems whenever I take my vehicles to the dealer, they charge me $90 an hour and they don't fix the problems.
  • No problem - I had just wanted to make sure we were available to you to follow up on anything involving one of our dealerships.

    All the best,
    GM Customer Service
  • I had the same prob.. Thought it was a bad strut, was bushings in the front end. Was a cheap fix
  • I have a Saturn with 102k miles but its only 4 years old. Its at the dealership and we are waiting for an answer to see if GM will help us out on this. We have already replaced a transmission in a chevy silverado truck back in march. We do not have the money to fix this problem. We still owe $5,800 on this car!
  • My vehicle is a 2009 Aura 6cyl with 94,000 miles. I have just replace 4 Michelin MXM4 tires which were 80% worn, with 4 new of the same tires. I replaced the front rotors and pads 5,000 miles ago. The vehicle had No vibration prior to removing the old tires. After 100 yards with the new tires I returned the vehicle because it shook. All four tires have been removed, rebalanced, rotated, and some even remounted. A vibration still exists, although less than when first driven, appearing to be coming from the rear wheels. The dealer is preparing to replace all four with different but same MXM4 tires. From your experience do you feel this is worth the expense he will incur, or will it have little or no impact?
  • How is everything running after the tire replacement, 21mercury? Looking forward to an update and if you would like for us to follow up on this with your GM dealership, please contact us via email at (include your name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and the name of your dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • onefunkaronefunkar Posts: 113
    seems like it has to be the tires. i would think replacing them will fix the problem. still have my original goodyears on mine. 78k miles so i will have to replace them soon. stll 45 percent tread left.
  • So I have a 2007 Saturn Aura XE. I bought it used and loved it... for about a month. It has the craziest electrical issues, and I have no idea what could be causing all of them. For starters, the driver side heated seat button does not work. Secondly, half the buttons on the radio work maybe 15% of the time. Cruise control button sometimes will not work, or cruise control will turn off in the middle of using it. Check airbag light came on for a while then finally went away. Trunk button on door does not work (must use clicker). Window lock button does not work. My dad has replaced the battery at least once since we have had it. The running lights completely went out, but brake lights still worked (changed fuse, but blew it every time the vehicle started-mechanic was able to find a short and fix issue). But now my brake lights decide to do whatever they want (pretty much do opposite- come on when I accelerate and go off when I brake). Mechanic says the whole anti-lock braking system is out (over $1000 to fix unless they find a used part). There are other things, but those are the most common/annoying issues. My car literally is in the shop every few months for random issues. I am so ready to be done with this car, but waiting to graduate before I buy a new one. Has anybody experienced similar issues and found a resolution?
  • I have a similar issue where sometimes when I start the car up, the radio will light up and look like it's functioning, but I have no sounds. No chimes, or turn signals either. If I turn the car off and back on, it will usually fix itself. This has started happening more frequently, and it gets frustrating. I hope this doesn't mean there are bigger issues ahead. Dealing with the transmission right now.
  • I have a 07 Aura XR that we bought in January of 2009 with just under 19,000 miles on it. The electrical issues began with the heater on the passenger seat turning on anytime there was a passenger. At that time it was still under bumper to bumper coverage and they said they fixed it, still a problem to this day. Not long after that, the car was surging and idling abnormal and kept flashing a message: "TRACTION OFF" took to the dealer still under powertrain warranty and after about 3 days they came to the conclusion that one of the coil packs was cracked and probably had been since it was manufactured. It took 3 days because the computer in the car would not throw the proper code, so they had to figure it out the old way. Next thing I know my car is 1 month out of warranty due to age not miles (just over 60,000) and it is shifting hard into 3rd and 5th gear, like if you were popping a clutch. With in a day or 2 of this starting I go to the dealer and when I try to go in reverse in their parking lot the car acts like it is in neutral, because the transmission will not engage. After several attempts I am able to get it into reverse. The first thing I am told is that they can't diagnose it as is after an hour and half of waiting (reasonable amount of time) and that they need to pull my transmission and can't estimate the cost. I know I have no choice so I give them the go ahead and get a ride home from the courtesy vehicle. I believe it was a day later that I get a call saying that something dealing with the shifting inside the transmission has broken and telling me they have ordered the parts and are trying to get the repair covered in full, but are not sure if that will happen. You should know that when I brought the car in I pointed out that all maintenance had been kept up and that my transmission should not be malfunctioning at 60,000 miles. In response I am told that maybe they can cover the parts and then I would just have to pay the labor. Come to find out I have the same transmission as a Malibu and this is a problem they are aware of. The repair which was around $3,500 is covered in full. I get the call that my car is ready to be picked up go down to pick it up and the radio doesn't work no matter what. They checked the fuse right there and it was good, however since it was in their possession when this happened they say they are going to replace my radio for free. They put it on order and a day before I get the call that the radio came in and they are ready to install it, the radio (in the car) suddenly turns on without being touched, like nothing was ever wrong. I advise them of this and they insist upon replacing it anyways since they already have the radio and what if it is the radio itself that is bad. Currently as I write this my car has been sitting at the dealer since Saturday 12/15/2012 at 9am waiting for them to open on Monday. Friday night I drove 2 miles to a drug store and then a 1/4 mile to pick up dinner and then 1 3/4 miles home. I turn off my car to go inside and it sounds like the engine is still running (WITH NO KEY) however it turns out that it is just the fan which is electric and needs just the battery to run. It takes about 4 to 6 minutes and we have to turn the car back on and off and this time the fan turns off with the car. About 4 1/2 hours later I go out again this time I drive 2 miles turn off the car for about 10 minutes then drive another 3 miles and then the indicator dings telling me the car is about to overheat. Luckily I was able to immediately pull over and turn off the car. Once again the fan is still running (DRAINING MY BATTERY) after about 5 minutes it turns off. There is no smoke no steam, nothing indicating the vehicle over heated. I decide to call Onstar they have me turn on the car so they can run a diagnostic, which took about 3 minutes in which time it was almost in the red again. I decide there is no way it can be driven so she connects me to Saturn Roadside. Before our conversation really begins I start to loose battery power and the call disconnects, so they call me on my cell phone instead. While speaking to them I have to turn on the car to give him the mileage, upon trying to read the mileage I received the message across the dash which read "TRACTION OFF", sound familiar? I advise him where I am and they dispatch a tow truck. In the mean time I call my husband to give him an update and turn on the dome light to try and get important things together that I didn't want to leave in the car and the lights and radio start flashing on and off and then dim and get bright so I open my door and take out the key to try and preserve as much battery as I can. Car gets towed, I get to walk home 2 miles at 11:30pm. The next morning my husband went to get our daughters car seats out of the car and my battery is dead. I am positive given the circumstances and my past problems with this car that it is an electrical/computer issue. I will reply to my own message if I can and let you know what happens with everything. Hopefully this helps someone, really too bad to have such a nice looking car with so many problems that seem to be related to design and manufacture.
  • abigmistakeabigmistake Posts: 2
    edited December 2012
    PLease read my previous reply on the transmission before you pay for anything.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hopefully you get some good news from the dealership, abigmistake. If you would like for us to check into this further with them, please email us at with more details (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of the VIN, and a brief summary of the situation).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Apart from my $4,000 transmission replacement fiasco on my '07 XR, I have 2 other things going on.

    The remote will unlock the car, and set off the panic alarm, but won't lock the doors or activate the auto-start. The Auto-Start issue may be a result of the locking issue, as it requires a push of the lock button before pushing auto-start. I've replaced the battery in the remote twice, and that hasn't solved the problem.

    On the radio, sometimes some of the station preset keys just won't register that they are being pressed. You can cycle through presets with the steering wheel control, but can't press the button. It comes and goes without warning.
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