GM recalls more than 400,000 sedans

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General Motors announced a recall of sedans for a transmission problem that might allow the cars to roll away when they’re parked.

The recall applies to 426,240 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn sedans.  The transmission gear position might not match the indicator on the shifter.  That could lead to a driver thinking the car is in park when the vehicle is actually still in a gear that will allow it to roll away.

The recall is for these sedans equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission and sold in the United States: 

Model years 2007 through 2010 Saturn Auras and

Model years 2008 through 2010 Chevrolet Malibus and Pontiac G6 models

GM said the problem has caused at least four crashes.  No injuries were reported.

Owners of the recalled vehicles should take the car to a GM dealership where mechanics will reinforce the shift cable end fitting or replace the shift cable as necessary.