Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,600 model-year 2016-17 Buick Verano sedans, model-year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu sedans, model-year 2013 Buick Encore SUVs, model-year 2011 Buick Regal sedans, model-year 2013-14 Buick Verano sedans, model-year 2011-16 Chevrolet Cruze cars, model-year 2010-13 Chevrolet Equinox SUVs, model-year 2013-15 Chevrolet Malibu sedans and model-year 2011-13 GMC Terrain SUVs
The Problem: The electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in Park. In addition, some of the affected vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. The problem could allow the vehicle to roll away as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the key cylinder lock housing for free.
What Owners Should Do: The automaker did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, Buick at 800-521-7300 and GMC at 800-462-8782 for more info. Owners can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.
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