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1980 Cadillac Eldorado Recall Information

Component

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19790801
NHTSA Campaign ID80V003000
SummaryTWO SCREWS WHICH SECURE THE SHIFT LINKAGE BRACKET MAY LOOSEN AND FALL OUT. CONSEQUENTLY, THE GEAR POSITION INDICATED ON THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR MAY DIFFER FROM THE ACTUAL GEAR POSITION OF THE TRANSMISSION. THIS CONSTITUTES A NON-COMPLIANCE TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 102, 'TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT'.
RemedyDEALER WILL SECURELY TIGHTEN SCREWS ON ALL INVOLVED VEHICLES, WITHOUT CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION SHIFT LINKAGE BRACKET.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE TRANSMISSION IS SET IN PARK WITHOUT THE PARKINGBRAKE ENGAGED, THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT ACTUALLY BE IN THE PARK MODE ANDVEHICLE MAY ROLL IF LEFT ON AN INCLINED SURFACE. FURTHERMORE, IF THE VEHICLE ISSTARTED WHILE THE SELECTOR IS IN THE NEUTRAL OR PARK MODE, THE TRANSMISSION MAYACTUALLY BE IN GEAR AND VEHICLE COULD MOVE EITHER FORWARD OR BACKWARD. INEITHER CASE, AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.NOTE: UNTIL VEHICLE HAS BEEN CORRECTED, THE SERVICE BRAKES SHOULD ALWAYS BEFIRMLY APPLIED WHEN STARTING THE ENGINE. ALSO, IF VEHICLE IS PARKED, THEPARKING BRAKE SHOULD BE FIRMLY APPLIED BEFORE LEAVING VEHICLE UNATTENDED.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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