General Motors(GM) announced in March 2014 a recall for several models equipped with automatic transmission in order to replace faulty transmission shift cable adjusters. This recall includes 355 vehicles. Affected 2014 models are the the Buick Regal, LaCrosse, Verano, and Enclave, the Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Cruze, and Traverse, and the GMC Acadia.
According to Autoevolution:
“The transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. If that happens, the driver may be unable to shift gears and the indicated shift position may not show the gear the vehicle is in.
“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,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement.
A vehicle that’s not in the “Park” position will roll away and increase the risk of injury to existing occupants and bystanders, the agency added.”
Several vehicles are currently under recall status in addition to the GMC brand. Here is a comprehensive list of the latest recalls from the NHTSA:
March 21: 355 GM vehicles from 2014, including Buick Regal and Chevrolet Impala models, Recalled for gear shifts that may not shift, increasing the risk of rollaway and injury.
March 21: 18 Jayco Jay Flight Swift travel trailers from 2014, Recalled for tire sizes labeled incorrectly, which could cause uneven wear and towing instability.
March 18: 1,176,407 GM vehicles from 2008-2013, including Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse vehicles, Recalled for faulty side impact airbags and seat belt pretensioners.
March 18: 886,815 Honda Odyssey vehicles from 2005-2010, Recalled for a potential fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
March 18: 303,013 GM vans from 2009-2014, including GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express models, Recalled for increased risk of injury to unbelted front seat passengers in the event of a crash below the air bag deployment threshold.
March 18: 63,903 Cadillac XTS vehicles from 2013-2014, Recalled for potential corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector, increasing the risk of a fire.
March 18: 18,690 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles from 2012-2013, Recalled for a potential hard brake pedal feel, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle.
March 18: 18,092 Fiat 500L vehicles from 2014, Recalled for the transmission gear which may not shift in certain temperatures, increasing the risk of a crash.
March 13: Updated: 4.1 million Graco car seats from 2006-2014, including Ready Ride and My Size 70 models, Recalled for the harness buckle which may become stuck, causing difficulty removing the child and increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency.
March 13: 4,453 BMW motorcycles from 2013, including C 600 Sport and F 800 GS models, Recalled for potential shutdown of the motorcycle while it’s being ridden.
March 10: 1,330 Aisin World transmissions, models A465 and A466 and placed in Isuzu and Chrysler vehicles, Recalled for potential loss of power transfer which may increase the risk of a crash.
March 10: 480 Three Feathers cargo trailers and campers from 2006-2014, Recalled for door locks that may jam, leaving individuals inside without an exit.
March 10: 185 R&M enclosed cargo trailers from 2012-2013, Recalled for door locks that may jam, leaving individuals inside without an exit.
March 10: Certain Monroe Trucks modified vehicles from 2005-2009, including Chevrolet C7500 and Ford F-350 models, Recalled for a battery epoxy sealing that may melt and start a fire.
March 7: 6,954 Honda CB500 and CBR500 motorcycles from 2013, Recalled for engine bolts that may have been manufactured incorrectly, which could result in loss of power and engine stalling.
March 7: 130 Freedom Motors wheelchair accessible vehicles from 2008-2010, including converted Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country models, Recalled for the rear axle which may develop cracks and result in axle failure.
March 6: 7,067 Toyota Highlander vehicles from 2014, Recalled for the third row middle seat belt which may not be properly anchored, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
March 6: 30 Trailers USA horse trailers from 2013, Recalled for door locks that may jam, locking individuals inside without an exit.
February 28: 5,664 Chrysler Ram ProMaster vehicles from 2014, Recalled for potential brake fluid leakage, resulting in a reduction of brake performance and increasing the risk of a crash.
February 28: 2,453 Four Wheel & Six-Pac truck campers from 2006-2013, Recalled for door locks that may jam, locking individuals inside without an exit.
February 27: Updated: 1,367,146 Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, Saturn Ion vehicles from 2003-2007, Recalled for ignition switches that may move out of the run position, turning off the engine or causing the air bags to not deploy in the event of a crash.
February 25: 47 Heartland Recreational Vehicles fifth wheel travel trailers from 2014, Recalled for incorrect tire labels which could result in wrong tire size replacement or wrong tire pressure, causing tire failure.
February 24: 24,000 Yamaha motorcycles from 2009-2013, including YZFR1 and XTZ12 models, Recalled for headlight bulb sockets that may overheat or melt, causing headlight failure.
February 24: 13,535 Nissan Frontier vehicles from 2012-2014, Recalled for a potential electrical short which may cause a fire.
February 21: 1,440 Vail Sport tubeless trailer tires recalled by Double Camel, in cooperation with Lionshead Specialty Tires and Wheels, For potential failure under prolonged usage.
February 21: 733 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicles from 2013, Recalled for driver side seat mounted airbags that may have been incorrectly wired, which could result in the air bag not deploying when needed.
February 20: 444 Spartan Gladiator emergency vehicles from 2008-2011, Recalled for the engine fan which can potentially shatter and cause injury to those nearby.
February 19: 452 Spartan motorhomes from 2010-2014, Recalled for potential breaking of the sway bar, resulting in poor vehicle handling.
February 19: 247 Trails West recreational trailers from 2010-2014, Recalled for the plastic furnace intake fan which may melt, causing the furnace to overheat.
February 18: 11,961 Kia Sportage vehicles from 2014, Recalled for incorrect labels regarding tire pressure, which could result in tire damage.
February 18: 264 Nu Wa fifth wheels and trailers from 2011-2013, including Hitchhiker LS and Discover America models, Recalled for door locks that may jam, leaving individuals inside without an exit.
February 14: 700,000 Toyota Prius vehicles from 2010-2014, Recalled for transistors that may become damaged from high-operating temperatures, which could shut the vehicle down while in operation.
February 14: 261,114 Toyota vehicles from 2012-2013, including Tacoma and Lexus Rx350 models, Recalled for various systems that may become inoperative, including Antilock Brake System and Vehicle Stability Control, increasing the risk of a crash.
February 12: Nearly 3.8 million Graco toddler and booster car seats from 2009-2013, including Comfort Sport and Argos models, Recalled for the harness buckle which may become stuck, causing difficulty removing the child and increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency.
February 11: 5,839 Winnebago trailers and fifth wheels from 2011-2014, Recalled for door locks that may jam, leaving individuals inside without an exit.
February 10: 7,935 Chrysler Ram ProMaster vehicles from 2014, Recalled for accelerator pedals that may get stuck, resulting in uncontrolled acceleration.
For any concerns, contact your auto technician or car repair professional to find out what you need to do concerning your recalled vehicle.