Hot on the heels of a series of recall, General Motors has announced another batch of vehicles to be called back. This time, the issue is related to a faulty transmission shift cable adjuster.
The problem: a recent release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that, “should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the “Park” position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the ‘Park’ gear position.”
In affected vehicles, the adjuster for the transmission shift cable may come loose from the transmission shift lever itself, causing failure to disengage gears, and confusion as to which gear the vehicle is actually in at the moment. Such a failure may cause the vehicle to be removed from its stationary position and unsafely roll without control, possibly causing harm to both drivers and pedestrians as well.
Affected vehicles: the recall applies to exactly 355 vehicles of the 2014 model-year Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Cruze, and Traverse; the Buick Enclave, Regal, Lacrosse, Verano and lastly the GMC Acadia. It is unclear how the automaker determined the existence of such a bug without any confirmed accidents. As such, it seems that GM is searching for potential issues proactively and fixing them as quickly as possible.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: exactly 355 vehicles.
The fix: the recall is slated to begin sometime later this month. Local Chevrolet, Buick and GMC dealerships will execute the replacements free of charge to the owners.