General Motors LLC has recalled its 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon due to the possibility of the vehicle rolling unexpectedly.
The recalled 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles have a 2.9 or 3.7 liter engine and automatic 4-speed transmission. These two vehicles may have an automatic transmission adjustment clip that may not keep the shift cable in the correct position. If the shift cable is not held in the correct position, then the gear position indication (PRNDL shift lever) may inaccurately reflect the transmission’s gear position.
This condition creates the possibility that the driver may place the vehicle in park and remove the ignition key without the transmission gear actually being in the ‘Park’ position. The driver may not be able to then restart the vehicle and the vehicle may begin to roll away. If the driver and/or passengers are exiting or have exited the vehicle when it begins to roll, the possibility exists that the driver, passengers and others nearby may be at risk of being struck by an unmanned vehicle. An unmanned vehicle may also result in a collision with other vehicles or property.
Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463 for information regarding the recall and free installation of a new automatic transmission adjustment clip.
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