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Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Problem Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick LaCrosse vehicles manufactured April 30, 2013, to September 1, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a wiring splice in the driver's door may corrode and break, resulting in the absence of an audible chime to notify the driver if the door is opened while the key is in the ignition. Additionally, the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) module may stay active for ten minutes allowing the operation of the passenger windows, rear windows, and sunroof. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention," and 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."
Consequence: Without an audible indicator, the driver may not be aware that the driver's door is open while the key is in the ignition, increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway. If the passenger windows, rear windows, and sunroof can function when the vehicle is turned off and the driver is not in the vehicle, there is an increased risk of injury if an unsupervised occupant operates the power closures.
What Owners Should Do: GM will notify owners and dealers will inspect the driver door window motor harness, and replace the electrical splice, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began August 2014. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. General Motors number for this recall is 14235.
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
Problem Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Lacrosse vehicles manufactured January 29, 2014, through March 31, 2014 and 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured February 7, 2014, through March 31, 2014, and equipped with 17 inch front brake rotors. The affected vehicles may have had brake rotors intended for the rear of the car accidentally installed on the front. The rear rotors, while the same diameter, are thinner and may result in a front brake pad detaching from the caliper.
Consequence: If a brake pad detaches from caliper, there may be a sudden reduction in braking, lengthening the distance required to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
What Owners Should Do: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front brake rotors, and install the correct rotors with new brake pads, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on June 20, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick) or 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14128.
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2014 BUICK REGAL, LACROSSE, VERANO, AND ENCLAVE, AND CHEVROLET IMPALA, MALIBU, CRUZE, AND TRAVERSE, AND GMC ACADIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTER MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER. AS SUCH, THESE VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NUMBER 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT." THEY ALSO FAIL TO CONFORM TO FMVSS NUMBER 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND ROLLAWAY PREVENTION.
Consequence: IF A VEHICLE'S SHIFT CABLE DISENGAGES FROM THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER, A DRIVER MAY BE UNABLE TO SHIFT GEAR POSITIONS AND THE INDICATED SHIFT POSITION MAY NOT REPRESENT THE GEAR POSITION 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. IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT IN THE "PARK" POSITION THERE IS A RISK THE VEHICLE WILL ROLL AWAY AS THE DRIVER AND OTHER OCCUPANTS EXIT THE VEHICLE OR ANYTIME THEREAFTER. A VEHICLE ROLLAWAY INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY TO EXITING OCCUPANTS AND BYSTANDERS.
What Owners Should Do: GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ANY AFFECTED TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTERS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN LATE MARCH 2014. CHEVROLET OWNERS MAY CONTACT GENERAL MOTORS AT 1-800-222-1020, BUICK OWNERS AT 1-800-521-7300, AND GMC OWNERS AT 1-800-462-8782. GENERAL MOTORS' NUMBER ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RECALL IS 14048.
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