General Motors is expending a recall that began in late 2012 affecting the Saturn Aura, Pontiac G8 and Chevrolet Malibu.
That campaign included 426,240 vehicles, but NHTSA documents show that General Motors is adding another Saturn Auras 56,214, elevating the total number to 482,454. Affected models have a four-speed automatic transmission that may suffer from a fracturing shift cable and fall under both the 2007 and 2008 model years.
If that happens while the car is being driven, it won’t be possible to shift the vehicle into “park” or to remove the key. The shift indicator might not show that the vehicle isn’t actually in park, meaning the driver might unwittingly walk away from the vehilce only to have it roll away.
Owners with vehicles being added to the campaign can expect to receive notification from GM about the campaign, asking them to bring their vehicle in for service. A timeline for those notifications to be released hasn’t been announced yet, but GM is asking any customers with questions to call (800) 553-6000 and reference recall number 14152 for more information. Owners can expect GM to replace the shift cable assembly and mounting bracket free of charge.
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