NHTSA Steps Up Probe Into Saturn Aura

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 5:31 PM EST) -- Federal transportation regulators on Thursday ramped up an investigation into gear shift problems reported in 2007 and 2008 models of General Motors LLC's now-discontinued Saturn Aura — an issue that has been tied to at least seven crashes.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a transmission shift cable in the models may fail and cause the car to move in unintended ways.

The regulator has received reports that affected Saturn Aura models roll away when drivers turn off the engine and shift the car...
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