Re: Has anybody here ever used an Aura hybrid?
Mike Fran: If I could go back in time and never buy this car, I would. It's been nothing but a headache.
I bought it for around $10k when it had about 40k miles.
I had to have the entire transmission rebuilt shortly after buying it. I had to have some cable replaced that was on national backorder (I don't even know the details on this one). Now I'm having warning lights go on: SERVICE AIR BAG, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL, SERVICE HYBRID. The car is at 63k miles now. I just got the car back from the Chevy dealership yesterday and they told me they got a record of the errors, but they don't know what's causing them. They reset something and hoped that would fix it.
Well, it didn't. I was driving to work and the "SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL" message came up. It happens when I'm using the cruise control and accelerating going up a hill.
The light and message go away after a few minutes, and then "SERVICE HYBRID" lights up. When that happens, the car will not shut the RPMs off when at a stop light.
I don't know what to do. I hate this car. My mother gets better MPG out of a Honda CRV (not hybrid, and it's a bigger car).
I used to drive an old Ford Focus. Tiny thing, great gas mileage, and I never had a problem.