Saturn Astra owners manuals
- A/C off for Engine Protection and Engine Shows Cold
- Flush brake fluid each 60,000 miles
- Contamination of extended life coolant
- Renew spark plugs every 100,000 miles, no plug wires
- Loss of Acceleration
- Heater Fan Failure
The Saturn Astra was launched in 2007 at the Chicago Auto Show. Designed to substitute the Ion as the brand's smallest model, the Saturn Astra was a restrained import made in Belgium. It was available only in three and five-door hatchback body types.
Only one powertrain was available: a 1.8-liter inline-4-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 138 hp (103 kW) and paired with either an available five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission.
With a huge number of unsold automobiles remaining on dealer groups, GM declared it would end the import of the Astra. In 2009, GM declared its plan to auction the Saturn Corporation to Penske Automotive Group but this never was closed and in 2010 GM stopped the Saturn brand.
The follower to the Saturn Astra in the North American GM list was the Buick Verano, launched for the 2012 model year. The Verano is obtained from the following Astra J.
Saturn Astra known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Saturn Astra are: