400,000 GM Cars Recalled For Crash Danger

Oct 23, 2012 Posted by in Motor Vehicle Accidents and Safety, Personal Injury, Product Liability

General Motors has recalled more than 400,000 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn cars because of transmission defects that can lead to crashes.

The affected vehicles – including certain models of the Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura – are some of the company’s best sellers.

Unsafe vehicles cause car wrecks. The Florida auto accident lawyers of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney believe it is important to share recall information in order to prevent disasters on the road. Since 1975 we have represented people injured in car, motorcycle, truck, boating and other accidents. Call us toll-free at 888-649-6095 if we can help you.

According to a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the GM problem involves parts of the automatic transmission. Some components in certain 4-speed automatic transmissions may break or split. This can cause the transmission to stop lining up with the shift lever.

The NHTSA provides the following example: a driver moves the shift lever into the ‘PARK’ position, but the transmission does not actually slip into the correct gear for parking. After the driver turns off the vehicle, the auto may be able to roll.

This defect might cause a crash or accident without any way for the driver to be forewarned.

Models that are possibly affected by this transmission defect are:

  • Chevrolet Malibu, 2008-2010 models
  • Pontiac G6, 2008-2010 models
  • Saturn Aura, 2007-2010 models

Owners of a Malibu, G6 or Aura should contact their local GM dealer or call GM immediately.

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Have you or a loved one been in a Florida auto accident? Choosing the right lawyer can make all the difference. Call the experienced auto injury lawyers at Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney today at our toll-free number 888-649-6095, or fill up our convenient online form. We will provide you with a confidential initial case evaluation at no cost.

Source:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.odi-nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/latestRecalls.cfm

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