If you recently purchased a Chevrolet, Pontiac or Saturn mid-size sedan, please be careful! A few weeks ago, General Motors Co. announced a recall of over 426,000 of these cars due to a transmission problem.
They say the tabs on the transmission shift cable have been fracturing, so that the transmission shift lever becomes out of sync with the actual position of the transmission gear. What this means is that the car may look like it is in park, but it is actually in neutral or drive. Of course, this is a huge problem because then the car could simply roll away unexpectedly or drive forward unintentionally causing injuries.
Currently, GM says at least four collisions have occurred due to this problem, but no injuries as of yet. The company says they will be contacting the owners to tell them how to get their cars fixed, so if you have one of these cars, make sure to have it checked out to avoid these issues.
The affected models are 2007 to 2010 Saturn Aura, 2008 to 2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 vehicles.
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