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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Gear Position Indication (Prndl) Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,906 miles

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2008 Saturn Astra transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Saturn Astra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 262013

Astra 4-cyl

  • 40,906 miles


Basically this vehicle did the same thing as your recall #12V46000 for the Saturn aura, see below: 2008 Saturn aura power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl) NHTSA campaign #12V460000 date announced: September 18, 2012 vehicles affected: 426,240 summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Saturn aura and model year 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 vehicles, equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission. On these vehicles, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate. Consequence: If the tabs were to fracture and separate, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. The driver would be able to move the shifter to 'park' and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in 'park.' The vehicle may not be able to be restarted and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning when exiting vehicle it began to roll back, that was the second time. At that time, the vehicle shift lever was in park position, when the shift lever read the car was in D1. Consequently it would not restart. Additionally, the shift lever could not be moved. Luckily I was at work and it was parked on flat ground, with no other cars around. This could have happened when I was on the highway, or I after I had gone into work. I feel it is a major safety issue.

- Ventress, LA, USA

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