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GM Recalls Almost Half a Million Sedans

Amy June Tan4 years ago

General Motors has issued a recall as of September 18, 2012 for certain automobile models: year 2007-2010 Saturn Aura, 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 vehicles, equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) recall release, these car models present an issue with the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate.

Accidents Reported

General Motors has issued a recall for almost half a million sedans that have caused four crashes, though no reported serious injuries have been made.

General Motors Recall Information

Information below is provided by the NHTSA:

  • The recall estimates a total of 426,240 defective automobiles.
  • 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.
  • Owners may contact GM to install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable as necessary.  These services are performed free of charge.
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