Unintentional vehicle movement could result in a crash or personal injury.

Power Train — Automatic Transmission

Vehicle description: Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 114, "theft protection." Water contamination of the automatic transmission oil can lead to various failure modes of the transmission. One of these failure models results in incorrect operation of the park lock function that could allow a vehicle to roll away if parked without the handbrake properly set.
Dealers will check the park lock function; reposition the automatic transmission breather tube; and test the automatic transmission fluid and flush if necessary.
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Date Announced
NOV 16, 2000
Vehicles Affected
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