GM Recalling 426,240 Cars Due to Transmission Roll-Away Issue
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GM said that it is aware of four accidents but no injuries related to the problem, which affects models fitted with a four-speed automatic gearbox.
"On these vehicles, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the tabs were to fracture and separate, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match.
"The driver would be able to move the shifter to 'Park' and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in 'Park.' The vehicle may not be able to be restarted and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning."
GM dealers will fit a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable if this is necessary. However, GM has not announced a date for the campaign. If you own one of the aforementioned vehicles you can contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.
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