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Pontiac Bonneville Recall 91V198000

Drive Train, November 22, 1991

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 22, 1991
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,866
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
91V198000
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Summary
THE CONSOLE MOUNTED SHIFT LEVER MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE SHIFT CONTROL CABLE BRACKET CAUSING LOSS OF GEAR INDICATOR REFERENCE AND SHIFT SELECTOR OPERATION.
Consequence
THE DRIVER CAN PLACE THE GEAR SHIFTER IN THE PARKPOSITION WITHOUT SETTING THE PARKING BRAKE AND THE TRANSAXLE MAY NOT ACTUALLY BEIN PARK, RESULTING IN UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT IF THE VEHICLE IS STOPPED ON AGRADE. ALSO, THE DRIVER CAN PLACE THE GEAR SELECTOR IN DRIVE OR REVERSE WITHOUTTURNING THE ENGINE OFF AND THE TRANSAXLE MAY NOT BE IN THE POSITION INDICATED,CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO MOVE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. BOTH CONDITIONS CANRESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy
INSTALL TWO TRANSAXLE SHIFT CONTROL CABLE RETAINING CLIPS.
Notes
SYSTEM: TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.
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