Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—May 7, 2011.
Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured from October 6, 2009, through April 27, 2011 and equipped with an automatic transmission for failing to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 102, “Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect,” and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114, “Theft Protection.” These vehicles may have been built with a transmission shift linkage that is not properly installed. If the linkage is not properly installed, the PRNDL shift lever may not accurately reflect the position of the transmission gear. With this condition, the driver could move the shifter to park and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in park.
Consequence: The driver may not be able to restart the vehicle and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the transmission shift linkage for correct installation and adjust the shift linkage system free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, or www.gmownercenter.com.
Notes: GM’s Safety Recall No. 11142. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.