GM Recalls Certain Buick, Chevrolet and GMC Vehicles with Transmission Flaw

GM Recalls Certain Buick, Chevrolet and GMC Vehicles with Transmission Flaw
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March 24, 2014

General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Regal, LaCrosse, Verano, and Enclave; Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Cruze, and Traverse; and GMC Acadia vehicles that are equipped with automatic transmissions.

In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, 'Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect.' They also fail to conform to FMVSS number 114, 'Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.'

If a vehicle's shift cable disengages from the transmission shift lever, the driver may be unable to shift gear positions, and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position that the vehicle is actually in. Should this occur while the vehicle is being driven, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the PARK position, but the transmission may not actually be in PARK. If the vehicle is not in PARK, there is a risk that the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

General Motors will notify the owners of all recalled vehicles, and GM dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters, free of charge.

For additional information on this recall, call 800-222-1020 for Chevrolet, 800-521-7300 for Buick, and 800-462-8782 for GMC, reference recall number 14048.