1997 GEO METRO Recall - Recall ID 17899

1997 GEO METRO Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V225001 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GEO 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: METRO 
Model Year: 1997 
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Mfg Component Desc: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH 
Mfg Involved in Recall: GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 
Manufacture Dates: 07-01-96 through 03-31-97 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 32,903 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 11-03-98 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: GENERAL MOTORS LLC 
Report Recieved Date: 09-21-98 
Record Creation Date: 10-07-98 
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Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE. THE SHIFT LEVER APPEARS TO BE IN "PARK," BUT CAN EASILY BE MOVED FROM THE "PARK" POSITION WITHOUT THE USE OF THE KEY, TRANSAXLE LEVER DETENT BUTTON, OR DEPRESSING THE BRAKE. 
Consequence Summary: IF THE SHIFT LEVER WERE TO COME OUT OF "PARK" WHILE THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A NON-LEVEL SURFACE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. 
Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY. UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS SERVICED, OWNERS ARE ADVISED WHEN SHIFTING TO "PARK," ALWAYS APPLY THE PARK BRAKE BEFORE RELEASING THE SERVICE BRAKE. 
Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 3, 1998.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET/GEO AT 1-800-222-1020.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). 
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1997 GEO METRO Recall - Recall ID 17899 for GEO METRO POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH

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