The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced a recall for the Pontiac G6, for the Chevrolet Malibu and for the Saturn Aura.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, owners of the Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a transmission cable problem which might cause the car to roll away. The NHTSA says that 426,240 units of the 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu will be affected by this recall, along with the 2007-2008 Saturn Aura and the 2008-2012 Pontiac G6.
“On these vehicles, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate. 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”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.
General Motors is aware of this problem and says that the affected vehicles have been equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission. The company’s dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or might replace the shift cable. An exact date for when the recall will begin hasn’t been announced yet. Owners of the models mentioned above can contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.