Recall 15V245000

Transmission Gear Selection Indicator Does Not Illuminate

Recall Details

When selecting the gear with the transmission shifter, the console shift indicator may not illuminate to show the gear that was selected. This could cause the selection of an inappropriate gear. The dealer will replace the transmission gear selection control module to resolve this issue.

Our Quick Take

The automatic transmission gear selector may not illuminate the gear that was selected. This could result in an undesired gear being selected.

What Should You Do?

If your transmission gear selector does not light up the gear you have selected, or you have been notified by General Motors of this recall, please contact your dealer for further instruction. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand. Affected vehicles will have the transmission selection control module replaced at no cost. The General Motors recall number is 12162.

Drive Train, April 24, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 24, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured April 10, 2012, to August 2, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the console transmission gear selection indicator may not illuminate the shift position selected. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect."
If the console shift indicator does not illuminate the transmission gear selection, a driver could inadvertently select a transmission position other than the position the driver intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the transmission gear selection control module, free of charge. The recall began on April 20, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 12162.
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
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