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GM recalls midsize cars for transmission fix

Fri, 21 Sep 2012

General Motors is recalling the Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura to fix a problem with the transmission shift cable. GM says the tabs on the cable end may break. If that happens, the shifter indicator may not match the transmission's gear.

The driver could shift the selector into park but the transmission may not actually go into that gear.

GM says the problem could prevent the vehicle from being started, or the car could roll away, causing a crash.

Cars covered by the recall are the 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6, and the 2007-2010 Saturn Aura. In total, 426,240 vehicles are covered by the recall.

GM says dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable free of charge. Owners can contact GM at (800) 521-7300 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

By Jake Lingeman