Faulty Transmission Prompts General Motors to Recall 474,000 Vehicles
General Motors has announced a massive recall of nearly 474,000 vehicles equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The vehicles affected by this recall include the 2007-2010 Saturn Aura, as well as 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 models.
On these vehicles, the tabs on shift cable end may fracture and separate. If this occurs, 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.
GM will notify the owners of all vehicles affected by this recall. Dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable as necessary. This service will be performed free of charge.
For additional information, consumers may contact General Motors toll-free at 800-521-7300.