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If the driver selects 'drive' and the transmission is actually in 'reverse', a vehicle crash could occur.

Power Train — Automatic Transmission

Summary
Vehicle description: Pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect. " these vehicles could have a shift cable lock plate that is too brittle and can break. The gear shift lever and the "prndl" indicator may move, but the transmission will not shift out of the park position. Over a period of time, the transmission could shift out of the park position, but the gear indicated on the display may differ from the gear engaged in the transmission.
Actions
Dealers will replace the automatic transmission shift cable lock plate.
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Date Announced
OCT 02, 2000
Vehicles Affected
76,652
NHTSA Campaign #
00V288000
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