According to CNET, a bushing responsible for holding the shifter cable in the transmission might detach, causing the transmission to be in a different gear than what the driver intended. For example, the driver may think that they put the car in Park, and this would show on the dashboard, but the car may still be in gear.
Consumers of the affected vehicles are urged to immediately take it to a local dealership, where technicians can replace the shifter cable bushing. Until then, they should use the parking brake when the vehicle is in Park to prevent it from moving unintentionally.
The recall includes:
The vehicles’ manufacturer spans three separate facilities: Flat Rock and Louisville in the United States, and Hermosillo in Mexico. The build dates were between June 18, 2013 and August 31, 2015. Approximately 504,000 of these cars are in the U.S., with the remaining vehicles split between Canada and Mexico.
The following tips can help you avoid rollaway accidents and injuries:
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