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Pontiac Recall 00091: GM/FMVSS 114/Shift Inhibitor

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In this situation, the key can be removed from the ignition while the transmission is in a forward gear, which is not permitted by the standard.

Power Train — Manual Transmission

Vehicle description: Certain passenger vehicles equipped with manual transaxles (RPO M86) fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 114, "theft protection." When a driver attempts to shift from 5th gear to reverse, a shift inhibitor causes the transmission to be mechanically in 4th gear even though the shift lever indicates reverse gear.
Dealers will disable the 5th/reverse inhibitor by removing a retaining pin and replace the shifter assembly.
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Date Announced
NOV 13, 2000
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