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These overrides are not permitted unless the vehicle has a locking steering column.

Power Train — Automatic Transmission

Summary
Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 114, "theft protection." These vehicles are equipped with a mechanical override that could allow the ignition key to be removed with the shift lever in a position other than park. In addition, these vehicles have an override that can allow the transmission to be shifted out of park with the ignition in the off position.
Actions
Dealers will eliminate these conditions by disabling the overrides. Owner notification began on May 29, 2003. 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 at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376.
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Date Announced
MAR 06, 2003
Vehicles Affected
511,167
GMC Recall #
03012
NHTSA Campaign #
03V075000
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