The No. 1 U.S. automaker is recalling certain 2007 and 2008 model Aura cars equipped with four-speed transmissions because the transmission shift cable could break, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Of the recalled cars, 56,214 were sold in the United States and the rest in Canada, GM said.
If the cable breaks while the car is in motion and the driver attempts to stop and park the vehicle, he or she may not be able to shift to "park" or remove the ignition key, according to the NHTSA documents.
That could increase the risk of the car rolling away if the driver doesn't apply the park brake or hand brake.