Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6, Saturn Aura Recalled

Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6, Saturn Aura Recalled

A recall has been issued today for model Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 vehicles built between 2008 and 2010, as well as Saturn Auras built from 2007 to 2010 because of a transmission flaw. 

About 40,029 vehicles are affected by the recall which has only been reported in Canada so far, although it will surely spread to the U.S. soon. When NHTSA announces it, expect the number of vehicles affected to be much higher as well.

The problem affects automatic transmission vehicles where shift cable locking tabs can fracture, causing the shift lever to show an incorrect gear than what the vehicle is actually in. This means that the driver can place the shift lever in park, but the vehicles transmission may not follow suit, which could lead to the car rolling away once the driver has exited. Because the car doesn’t know when it is in park, it will not automatically lock the doors, and it may be incapable of restarting.

Dealers will replace the cable, and or the cable clips free of charge to the consumer.

UPDATE: The recall has now expanded to the States according to NHTSA, where it affects 426,240 vehicles in total. For more information, affected owners can contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. GM has yet to provide a scheduled start date for the recall.

  • Sure wish GM would just buy my piece of krap 07 Aura from me, so sick of all the continuous things that go wrong. I was an idiot for being talked into buying one of the first from the showroom Dec 06 instead of the VW Jetta I should’ve bought….damn………GM pay my azz off and take your ugly rental car silver color looking thing back, geez

  • Akumar

    It is shocking that Our GM Dealer when enquired about this Recall or the problem said he knew nothing about it & will let usknow when he hears more about it. This information is available in the Internet since Sept. 20 2012 & I was surprised by the ignorance of our GM Dealer located in Georgetown (Mountainview Road) Ontario, Canada.

    Would GM(HO) please issue this notice & address it to the local area chiefs of each GM Dealership. Thank You.

  • Kenzierdemott

    My 07 Saturn aura has more problems then a car should have from not starting to coolant leak to transmition ah pain in the butt for sure