GM Recalls 355 More Vehicles For New Transmission Issue21
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.
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so 39.44 per model. nice.
who screwed up?
Part must be bad then.
2014 Chevy malbu transmission went out @ 2900 miles. Dealership is saying that my car is the only one that this has happen to. When I wanted to go forward if the car would move it would go no more than 30 mph or start to go backwards. This was terrifying and GM/Chevy needs to make it right and quickly.
I will just say I had on a previous chevy from 2002 that the wires frayed …
I was unable to shift into gear from park because there was nothing there to shift the tranny!
HOW MANY RECALLS ARE WE UP TO NOW? Seriously though, wtf is up with poor manufacturing quality. Thought GM had moved on from that… guess not.
Matt: recalls are a normal part of the automotive industry.
The reason for the “rapid fire” nature of these recalls is that GM has conducted a lightning-fast review of any potential recalls and has moved up the ones that were under consideration. Nothing to see here… especially on this particular recall.
No recalls will always be part of making cars.
Just of late you will hear about every little one they do that in the past was never reported in the media.
The best was the recall for some emissions sticker that could have been coming off the frame. They just mailed out the sticker.
this was in 2002.
GM is under renovation, so 90% of their cars fresh from the factory practically give a fix for cars be redesigned and commissioning, GM must continue to do the right thing and fix those minor faults
So it is well done
Regards from Spain
Matt, when Toyota was making their massive recalls I wonder if you had the same attitude towards Toyotas. You know something, as I can remember, Honda had some of the most recalls of any manufacturer in recent times. Now you and others can think about that.
Y have a gm product. For 33 years now never have a real problem ,maybe y lucky….:)
GM may want to go ahead and include 2013 in with this recall. My 2013 Cruze ECO just did this same thing broke the axle and the transmission went out. Had it towed to the dealership 4 days ago.
That doesn’t even match the recall!!!?!
Let me be more specific…..when I put it park this very thing happened which is what caused the axle to break and transmission to go out.
I was so pissed. I had this car. I like this Jonathan guy though. He is a good writer.
I am a lucky owner of a 2014 Impala that has been in the shop twice now for recalls, 1st was the driver seat would recline but not return to upright position. The 2nd recall I found out about when I took the car in for an oil change was the truck was leaking due to faulty gasket on tail light. This is the 4th Impala I have leased and by far the worst! I believe there is a transmission issue as well based on the way the car drives / hesitates and lurches at times.
8.3 million recalled vehicles in a month or two and a significant number are brand new – that’s a bit of a concern
<< Proficient at breaking 4L60e… I was just going to ask will a manual transmission be available on the SS…
2014 impala 20,000 miles and 11 months old. Transmission failures and of course im told my car is the first one as well.
I own a 2014 Impala 2LTZ, bought May 2013 that now has 18,000 miles on it and it has been in the shop multiple times. Dealership has not been able to perform work the first time on any issue. Headliner frayed apart where it meets the sunroof, so it has been replaced (car went back 4 times to get it done right), Front Passenger seat cover clip split and seat cover had to be replaced (car was taken in 6 times) , water in trunk (fixed once and currently have 2″ of water in trunk again), A/C smells horrible (and they are telling me I have to pay out of pocket to have it fixed), plastic modleing on dash is lifted away from dash & partially covers buttons (it was replaced and looks worse now then before then replaced), leather piece above the touch screen is lopsided and doesn’t lay flat (it has been replaced and looks horrible now), seems the entire dashboard is actually slanted, because drivers door leather trim sits lower and passenger side door sits higher then the dash, the panels in between my driver and passenger seats have pulled away from where the gear shift and cup holders are and had to be fixed…the cars a piece of crap and the dealership breaks, scratches, damages something every time I take the car in for a repair.
Sorry to hear what’s happening. Listen, I’m on the same recall boat with most of y’all with our 2008 HHR SS and the ignition switch.
Has anyone created a profile on http://www.MyGM.com?
You sound like a guy that will NEVER be satisfied with ANYTHING!! Listen to yourself…seriously. My 2015 Impala has been totally trouble free for 27K miles.