Shifter Problem on Some 2009 Aura, Outlook, and Other GM Models Leads to Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that General Motors is recalling 276,729 model year 2009 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Malibu, Traverse, GMC Acadia, Pontiac G5, G6, and Saturn Aura and Outlook passenger vehicles.

On some of these vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjustment clip may not be fully engaged. If the clip is not fully engaged, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. With this condition, the driver could move the shifter to "park" and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in "park." As a result, the driver may not be able to restart the vehicle and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.

Retailers will inspect and ensure that the shift cable adjustment clip is fully engaged. In the event that the clip does not engage, the shift cable will be replaced free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before March 24, 2009. Owners may contact Saturn at 1-800-972-8876 with any questions.

Source: NHTSA

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