General Motors Recalls 426,240 Chevy, Pontiac and Saturn Models
General Motors is issuing a recall that affects 426,240 vehicles to fix an issue where the transmission gear position may not match the gear on the shifter.
The affected vehicles are all from model year 2007-2010 and include the Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura. Only vehicles equipped with the four-speed automatic transmission will be recalled. The American automaker is aware of four crashes related to the recall, where vehicles started rolling even though they were put in park. No injuries have been reported related to the issue however.
Dealerships will add a reinforcement to the shift cable end fitting in order to prevent that part from fracturing. Free pairs will be done at dealerships and affected owners will be receiving a letter to schedule their appointments shortly. Those who have already had the work done and paid out of their own pocket will be eligible for reimbursement by GM.
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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