2009 Saturn Aura

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2009 Saturn Aura
Available in 3 styles:  2009 Saturn Aura 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$6,377–$14,009
Estimated MPG

17–22 city / 26–33 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Aura

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Recall number: 14V153000
Recall date: 03/31/2014

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 AND 2008-2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU, 2004-2006 MALIBU MAXX, 2009-2010 HHR (NON-TURBO), 2010 COBALT, 2008-2009 SATURN AURA AND 2004-2007 ION, AND 2005-2009 PONTIAC G6. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THERE MAY BE A SUDDEN LOSS OF ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) ASSIST THAT COULD OCCUR AT ANY TIME WHILE DRIVING.

Consequence:

IF POWER STEERING ASSIST IS LOST, GREATER DRIVER EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO STEER THE VEHICLE AT LOW SPEEDS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL PERFORM ONE OF FOUR BULLETINS. PARTS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. GM EXPECTS TO SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION AROUND APRIL 28, 2014. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL BE MAILED A SECOND LETTER TO COME IN TO HAVE THE APPLICABLE BULLETIN APPLIED. BULLETIN 14115 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 SATURN ION, 2009-2010 CHEVROLET HHR AND 2010 CHEVROLET COBALTS. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EPS MOTOR. BULLETIN 14116 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU AND MALIBU MAXX, 2005-2006 PONTIAC G6 AND 2008-2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM MARCH 1, 2008, THROUGH JUNE 27, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TORQUE SENSOR ASSEMBLY. BULLETIN 14117 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2008, THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TORQUE SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND EPS MOTOR CONTROLLER UNIT. BULLETIN 14118 COVERS MODEL YEAR 2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU, PONTIAC G6 AND SATURN AURA BUILT FROM OCTOBER 1, 2007, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2008. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EPS MOTOR CONTROLLER UNIT. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-553-6000, AND PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668. GM'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS N140115. NOTE: GM BULLETIN NUMBER 14119 WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 AND EARLY PRODUCTION OF 2009 CHEVROLET HHR (NON-TURBO) AND MODEL YEAR 2003 SATURN ION TO PROVIDE EPS MOTOR REPLACEMENT FOR THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/22/2008 and 06/28/2008.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Recall number: 12V460000
Recall date: 09/18/2012

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 SATURN AURA AND MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU AND PONTIAC G6 VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH A 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. ON THESE VEHICLES, THE TABS ON THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE END MAY FRACTURE AND SEPARATE.

Consequence:

IF THE TABS WERE TO FRACTURE AND SEPARATE, THE SHIFT LEVER AND THE ACTUAL POSITION OF THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT MATCH. THE DRIVER WOULD BE ABLE TO MOVE THE SHIFTER TO 'PARK' AND REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, BUT THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT BE IN 'PARK.' THE VEHICLE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE RESTARTED AND THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY AFTER THE DRIVER HAS EXITED THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RETAINER OVER THE CABLE END OR REPLACE THE SHIFT CABLE AS NECESSARY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. GM HAS NOT PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GENERAL MOTORS AT 1-800-521-7300.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/18/2008 and 04/22/2009.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

Recall number: 09V073000
Recall date: 03/06/2009

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 276, 729 MY 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE, CHEVROLET COBALT, HHR, MALIBU, TRAVERSE, GMC ACADIA, PONTIAC G5, G6 AND SATURN AURA AND OUTLOOK PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT POSITION SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT", AND FMVSS 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND ROLLAWAY PREVENTION". ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTMENT CLIP MAY NOT BE FULLY ENGAGED. IF THE CLIP IS NOT FULLY ENGAGED, THE SHIFT LEVER AND THE ACTUAL POSITION OF THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT MATCH. WITH THIS CONDITION, THE DRIVE COULD MOVE THE SHIFTER TO "PARK" AND REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, BUT THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT BE IN "PARK".

Consequence:

THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY AFTER THE DRIVER HAS EXITED THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ENSURE THAT THE SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTMENT CLIP IS FULLY ENGAGED. IN THE EVENT THAT THE CLIP DOES NOT ENGAGE, THE SHIFT CABLE WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 24, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 AND SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.


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