General Motors Recalls 7,600 Police Patrol Vehicles for Rollaway Risk
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Chevrolet Caprice vehicles that are used as police patrol cars.
The affected 7,600 cars are equipped with a specific transmission selector lever that contains two pins that can become displaced. If the pins get displaced, the driver may be able to shift the vehicle from 'Park' without depressing the brake pedal. Drivers may also be able to remove the ignition key without the transmission being in 'Park.'
If the transmission can be moved from 'Park' without depressing the brake pedal, the car could move unintentionally and unexpectedly, increasing the risk of an accident. Additionally, if the ignition key can be removed without the transmission being in 'Park,' the vehicle could roll away.
GM will notify owners of the recall, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. Dealers will replace the shift lever roll pin, replace the base pivot pin and attach a Brake Transmission Shift Interlock retention enhancement clip, free of charge.
Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 for more information. GM's reference number for this recall is 14549.