Saturn Aura Under Investigation Due Transmission Issues

Posted on November 15, 2011

According to news from the consumer reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration known as NHTSA is investigating complaints regarding the Saturn Aura and its transmission. Engineers for the agency are looking into the numerous complaints stating that the vehicle fails to remain stopped when the driver selects the “Park” option.

Issues with Aura’s transmission have been investigated since 2007. The Office of Defect Investigation along with General Motors, believe that the transmission’s shifter cable is the real problem behind the various complaints. Also, the cover for the transmission may be wearing out perennially. This protection is essential for the metal wires so they won’t get spoiled and the shifting won’t be damaged.

Regardless of what the real issue is, there have been 100 complaints about minor accidents related to the problem. According to NHTSA seven of these reports claimed the transmission failure caused collisions.

The Saturn Aura maker, GM believes that this is a problem that only affects 2007 models even though the ODI thinks this is an issue that also comprehends the 2008 models. So far, 89,000 vehicles can be affected by the problem. GM and the agency are working together to come to a conclusion about what will be the best thing to do regarding this problem.

As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer I believe it’s utterly important to be aware of all the possible issues various vehicles may present so you’re always safe from accidents related to technical issues. Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can help you whenever you you’re the victim of an accident related to malfunctioning vehicles, don’t delay in contacting a professional.

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