Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—July 1, 2011
Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon passenger vehicles for failing to conform to the requirements of 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 an automatic transmission adjustment clip that may not retain the shift cable in the correct position. If the shift cable is not in the correct position, the PRNDL shift lever may not accurately reflect the position of the transmission gear. 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 as the driver or other occupants exit the vehicle or have exited, resulting in the possibility of the vehicle striking them or someone around the vehicle, or could result in a crash without prior warning.
Remedy: GM dealers will install a new automatic transmission adjustment clip free of charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin on or about July 19, 2011. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 and GMC at 866-996-9463.
Notes: GM’s Safety Recall No. 11181. 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.