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Recall 14V338000

Transmission Shifter Position Inaccurate

Recall Details

Due to a failure of the transmission shift cable brackets, the shifter indicator may read the wrong gear as selected. If "park" is selected, but not actually engaged, the vehicle may move unexpectedly. Dealers will inspect for proper shift cable mounting and ensure proper routing free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The transmission shifter indicator may not read the proper gear as selected due to a failure of the shift cable mounting brackets. This can result in the vehicle moving unexpectedly when "Park" is selected by the driver, but not actually engaged.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in August 2014. 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 14179.

Drive Train, June 19, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 19, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
90,750
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V338000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS vehicles manufactured April 23, 2012, to March 20, 2014, and 2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured June 10, 2013, to March 20, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable may detach from either the bracket on the transmission shifter or the bracket on the transmission.
Consequence
If the transmission shift cable detaches while the vehicle is being driven, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Furthermore, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, despite selecting the 'PARK' position, the transmission may not be in 'PARK.' If the vehicle is not in the 'PARK' position there is a risk 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.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure the cable is properly seated at the transmission and shifter brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early August 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14179.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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