GM recalls 56K Saturn Auras for Gearshift Cable Defect

General Motors is recalling about 56,000 Saturn Aura sedans from the 2007 and 2008 model years because a transmission shifter cable could break, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.

If the cable breaks while the car is in motion and the driver attempts to stop and park the vehicle, he or she may not be able to shift to “park” or remove the ignition key.

GM says it was aware of 28 crashes and four injuries but no deaths relating to the issue over the last seven years.

The action is the eighth example in about 16 months of General Motors’ recalling vehicles for which it had previously sent a bulletin to dealers telling them how to fix a problem if the owner complained.

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 bankruptcy protection.

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