General Motors (GM) has recalled nearly 60,000 Saturn Auras from model years 2007 and 2008 in the U.S. and Canada because of a problem where the shift cable can wear out, resulting in shift levers that can show the wrong gear. Saturn Aura vehicles with a four-speed automatic transmission have a condition where the transmission shift cable can fracture at any time. As a result, the driver may not be able to select a different gear, remove the key from the ignition or place the transmission in park, which could cause the vehicle to roll away and crash, according to GM.
GM says it’s aware of 28 crashes and four injuries but no fatalities in the last seven years. In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM said it submitted a plan on May 23, 2013, to provide repairs for the problem, but the automaker does not give any information on why the vehicles were not recalled for almost a year. GM representative Alan Adler said the vehicles were previously covered by a 10-year/120,000-mile extended warranty and other similar vehicles were the subject of a recall in 2012. In addition to the 56,214 recalled vehicles in the U.S., there are also 3,414 vehicles in Canada, Adler said. GM says dealers will replace the shift cable assembly and mounting bracket free of charge.
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