DETROIT May 6 General Motors Co is
recalling 56,214 Saturn Aura mid-sized cars in the United States
because the automatic transmission shifters may fail, according
to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.
The No. 1 U.S. automaker is recalling certain 2007 and 2008
model Aura cars equipped with four-speed transmissions because
the transmission shift cable could break, according to documents
filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If the cable breaks while the car is being driven, when the
driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, he or she may not be
able to shift to "park" or remove the ignition key, according to
the NHTSA documents. That could increase the risk that the car
rolls away if the driver does not apply the park brake.
GM officials could not immediately be reached to comment.
GM will replace the shift cable assembly and mounting
bracket at no charge, according to the NHTSA documents. The
company has not yet provided a notification schedule.
The automaker, which is also dealing with the recall of a
defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths, stopped
making Saturn cars in 2009, the same year it filed for
(Reporting by Ben Klayman in Detroit; Editing by Bernadette