Recall Alert: 276,729 GM Vehicles From 2009 Model Year

Malibu09 GM has issued a wide-ranging recall for several brands and models from the 2009 model year, all affected by a potential malfunction in the transmission shift cable, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Affected models include the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Pontiac G5, Pontiac G6, Saturn Aura and Saturn Outlook.

The problem has to do with a clip to the transmission cable, which may not lock into place. Therefore, the lever on the transmission may seem like it’s in the proper position when in Park, but the car might still roll away.

Dealerships will inspect the cable and replace the clip if necessary, free of charge. Owners can contact Buick at 866-608-8080, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463, Pontiac at 800-620-7668 and Saturn at 800-972-8876. They can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.

Comments 

cory

Way to go GM! Must be a new marketing plan to have customer purchase new Vehicles after theirs rolls away at the expense of the Insurance Company.

Nic

I agree....and also after your Hummers gas tank falls off and explodes.

C

Isn't there something called the parking brakes?

I've seen a LOT of people never use their parking brake for some reason, and that's reason enough for GM to address the problem.

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