General Motors Corp is recalling 276,729 passenger vehicles to correct a problem in certain cars that could cause them to roll when parked, the U.S. government said on Friday.

The vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited, NHTSA said in its notice.

The 2009 Models affected include the Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Malibu, Traverse and the GMC Acadia, Pontiac G5, G6 and the Saturn Aura and Outlook.

(Reporting by John Crawley; Editing by Andre Grenon)