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GM Recalls 426,000 Cars in US for Gear Issue

Friday, 21 Sep 2012 07:56 AM

General Motors Co. said on Friday it is recalling 426,240 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn sedans in the United States to fix a condition that could lead to the cars rolling when the drivers think they are in park.

The No. 1 U.S. automaker said the recall affects Chevy Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura cars from model years 2007 through 2010 equipped with four-speed automatic transmissions. GM will repair the condition in which the transmission gear position may not match the gear on the shifter.

GM said it is aware of four crashes related to the issue, but no injuries.

Dealers will add a reinforcement to the shift cable end fitting to prevent that part from fracturing, GM said. Owners will be notified by letter to schedule the free repairs at dealers, and those who have had the work done already will be eligible for reimbursement, GM said.

The company also said it is recalling 4,716 Chevy Sonic subcompact cars in the United States because a faulty turn signal bulb may not be indicated to the driver.

Dealers will reprogram an incorrectly calibrated module for the cars built between May 29 and August 29 at GM's Orion, Michigan, plant.

GM said it is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the issue. Owners will be notified of the Sonic recall by letter beginning Oct. 3.

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