SAFARI COACH ELDORADO 1977: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

Make : SAFARI COACH Model : ELDORADO Year : 1977
Build Dates : 1977-03-01 - 1977-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V252000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-12-22 Date Received by ODI: 1978-11-20 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6155
Summary:
      THE TRANSMISSIONS HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH A HIGHER THAN NORMAL RETURN SPRING LOAD ON THE TRANSMISSION LOCKING PAWL. WHEN THE PARK POSITION IS SELECTED WITH THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER, THE PARKING PAWL MAY NOT ENGAGE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PARKING PAWL ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY WITH AN IMPROVED TYPE AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION, AUTOMATIC.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE PARKING GEAR IS NOT PROPERLY ENGAGED AND VEHICLEIS PARKED ON AN INCLINE WITHOUT SETTING THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULDROLL FREE AND CAUSE INJURY AND DAMAGE TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY.