1st Generation (2007—2010) Aura Problems

This generations ranks 35th out of 36 Saturn generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the brakes (27%), interior (13%), and the steering (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 6 complaints at an average of 83,960 miles in the 2007 Saturn Aura.
  2. Timing Chain Is Stretched 6 complaints at an average of 63,936 miles in the 2007 Saturn Aura.
  3. Warped Brake Rotors 29 complaints at an average of 31,651 miles in the 2007 Saturn Aura.

What Aura Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Saturn model years.

Watch out for the 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 0 2 625 0.0
2009 21 5 691 8.79
2008 42 5 681 14.71
2007 107 4 626 28.55

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