TORONTO—Transport Canada has issued a safety recall on 40,000 cars over a potential problem with their automatic transmission.
The recall affects 2008-10 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 cars as well as 2007-2010 Saturn Auras.
The recall warns the shift cable locking tabs could break.
If this occurs, the transmission may not be in the park position and may not match the gear position indicated by the shift lever.
The driver would then be able to remove the key from the ignition, but the door locks may not unlock automatically and the park indicator would not be illuminated.
The driver may also not be able to restart the vehicle and it could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle.
Dealers will install a shift cable retainer clip, or replace the shift cable, as necessary.