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Recall 04V302000

Transmission Shifter Not Secure In Park Position

Recall Details

The transmission shift lever cable may not be seated properly on the shift mechanism. This can result in the vehicle being not being secure in the park position. Dealers will inspect for the concern and repair vehicles that exhibit the condition free of charge.

Our Quick Take

The transmission shift lever may not be securely in the park position, which can result in the vehicle rolling unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in August 2004. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 04044.

Drive Train, June 30, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 30, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
132
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V302000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114, 'THEFT PROTECTION.' AN IGNITION KEY PARK LOCK CABLE END FITTING WAS NOT FULLY SEATED ON THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFTER NAIL HEAD DURING INSTALLATION.
Consequence
THIS CAN PREVENT THE CABLE AUTO-SET FROM CORRECTLY ADJUSTING THE CABLE. AN INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED CABLE PREVENTS THE SHIFTER FROM LOCKING IN THE 'PARK' POSITION WHEN THE KEY IS REMOVED FROM THE KEY CYLINDER.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR A PROPERLY FUNCTIONING SHIFT LOCK WHEN THE IGNITION KEY IS REMOVED. DEALERS WILL REPAIR VEHICLES THAT EXHIBIT THE SUBJECT CONDITION. THE RECALL BEGAN AUGUST 17, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 04044. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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