Saturn Aura Investigated By NHTSA For Faulty Transmission Shift Cable

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

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.

[Source: Reuters]

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  • Adam Adam on Nov 14, 2011

    Does it effect both the Aura XE and XR? Ive heard of issues like this from the XE but none of the XR's.

  • John O John O on Nov 16, 2011

    I have noticed for the past week that my 2008 Aura XE shifts strange. First speed feels good, Second speed feels good but as soon as third speed shifts it feels like it goes to fourth a second later. Could this be from the cable adjustment or the transmission has a problem.