NHTSA is ramping up its investigation into the Saturn Aura after numerous complaints of the vehicle moving while in park or accelerating in the opposite direction to which the driver intended.
A total of 33 complaints have been received by NHTSA and GM combined, covering both 2007 and 2008 model Auras. So far, an engineering analysis is underway, but this is considered a step on the way to a full recall of the vehicles. One incident saw an Aura driver place the car in park and exit the vehicle, only to be struck by the car as it rolled backwards. The recall could affect as many as 65,000 cars.