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I haven't heard of anyone having problems with this, but I would get it checked out. Come out of Best Buy and find your Acadia rolled into a cement barricade :banghead:
 

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Just looked at gm owner center, and it says no open recalls for my Enclave. Must be specific vin numbers that are affected, not all 2009's. Guess we should all start using the parking brake when parked, if on even a slight grade. I also called Buick, AND called my dealer and they all say NO recalls on my Enclave
 

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I was taught to always put on the parking brake no matter where I park. It became a habit for me and so I do it every time the vehicles are put into park. Even in my garage. :)
 

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I was taught to always put on the parking brake no matter where I park. It became a habit for me and so I do it every time the vehicles are put into park. Even in my garage. :)
I only did that with the one manual transmission vehicle I had, all others I assume that park keeps it parked. But, I may start using the parking brake on the Enclave, just as a precaution, and also because it should be used regularly to keep it working properly.
 

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GAR said:
I was taught to always put on the parking brake no matter where I park. It became a habit for me and so I do it every time the vehicles are put into park. Even in my garage. :)
I only did that with the one manual transmission vehicle I had, all others I assume that park keeps it parked. But, I may start using the parking brake on the Enclave, just as a precaution, and also because it should be used regularly to keep it working properly.
I would definitely use the parking brake until confirmation that the vehicle is not part of the recall. GAR is right though; it's a good habit to use the parking brake
 

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It's true. Just released on Monday, March 9,2009. GM Owner Center may lag the actual campaign release.:


#09041: F/CMVSS Noncompliance - Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear - (Mar 9, 2009)


Subject: 09041 -- Shift Lever Indicator May Not Display Correct Gear

Models: 2009 Buick Enclave
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Malibu, Traverse
2009 GMC Acadia[/color]
2009 Pontiac G5, G6
2009 Saturn AURA, OUTLOOK

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Condition
General Motors has decided that certain 2009 model year Buick Enclave; Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Malibu, Traverse; GMC Acadia; Pontiac G5, G6; and Saturn AURA and OUTLOOK vehicles fail to conform to Federal/Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 102 , "Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect", and Standard 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention". On some of these vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjustment clip may not be fully engaged. If the clip is not fully engaged, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. With this condition, the driver could move the shifter to PARK and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in PARK. The driver may not be able to restart the vehicle and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.

Correction
Dealers are to inspect and ensure that the shift cable adjustment clip is fully engaged. In the event that the clip does not engage, the shift cable must be replaced.

Vehicles Involved
Involved are certain 2009 model year Buick Enclave; Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Malibu, Traverse; GMC Acadia; Pontiac G5, G6; and Saturn AURA and OUTLOOK vehicles built within these VIN breakpoints:

Year
Division
Model
From
Through

2009
Buick
Enclave
9J100006
9J190723

2009
Chevrolet
Cobalt
97100008
97266115

2009
Chevrolet
HHR
9S500003
9S614420

2009
Chevrolet
Malibu
94100023
94235469
and
9F100002
9F216305

2009
Chevrolet
Traverse
9S100002
9S143263

2009
GMC
Acadia
9J10001 EDIT the correct one is 9J100001
9J190724[/color]

2009
Pontiac
G6
94100001
94235451

2009
Pontiac
G5
97100018
97266118

2009
Saturn
AURA
9F100007
9F216297

2009
Saturn
OUTLOOK
9J10007
9J190705


Important: Dealers are to confirm vehicle eligibility prior to beginning repairs by using the system(s) below. Not all vehicles within the above breakpoints may be involved.

- GM dealers and Canadian Saturn retailers should use GMVIS.

- Saturn US retailers should use the 'Investigate Vehicle History' link on the Global Warranty Management application within DealerWorld.

For dealers with involved vehicles, a listing with involved vehicles containing the complete vehicle identification number, customer name, and address information has been prepared and will be provided through the applicable system listed below. Dealers will not have a report available if they have no involved vehicles currently assigned.

- US and Canadian dealers/retailers - GM GlobalConnect Recall Reports

- Export dealers - sent directly to dealers

The listing may contain customer names and addresses obtained from Motor Vehicle Registration Records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any purpose other than follow-up necessary to complete this recall is a violation of law in several states/provinces/countries. Accordingly, you are urged to limit the use of this report to the follow-up necessary to complete this recall.

Parts Information
No parts are needed for this recall. In the rare event that a shift cable is required, please order the appropriate cable and H-route the claim for wholesale approval.

Service Procedure
Park the vehicle on a flat secure surface with the shifter in the PARK position.
Disengage the shift cable adjuster lock.
Turn the transmission side manual shaft lever counterclockwise and then release the lever to ensure that the transmission manual shaft is in the PARK position fully.
Push the shift cable adjuster lock down to fully engage the adjuster lock.

Warning: In the extremely rare event that the adjuster lock becomes disengaged, replace the shift cable. Refer to Floor Shift Control Cable Replacement (Cobalt, G5, HHR, Malibu) or Range Selector Lever Replacement (Acadia, Aura, Enclave, G6, Outlook, Traverse) in SI.

Apply a LIGHT vertical (upward) force with 2 fingers to the sides of the adjuster locking clip engagement legs. Refer to illustration. Push the shift cable adjuster lock down fully one more time to ensure complete lock engagement.
Move the shifter back and forth from PARK to N or L 3 times.
Verify that the vehicle shift system operates correctly.
Courtesy Transportation - For US and Canada
The General Motors Courtesy Transportation program is intended to minimize customer inconvenience when a vehicle requires a repair that is covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranties. The availability of courtesy transportation to customers whose vehicles are within the warranty coverage period and involved in a product program is very important in maintaining customer satisfaction. Dealers are to ensure that these customers understand that shuttle service or some other form of courtesy transportation is available and will be provided at no charge. GM dealers should refer to the General Motors Service Policies and Procedures Manual for Courtesy Transportation guidelines. Saturn Canada retailers should refer to applicable Home Office letter on this subject.

Claim Information - GM, Saturn Canada Only
Submit a Product Recall Claim with the information indicated below:

Repair Performed
Part Count
Part No.
Parts Allow
CC-FC
Labor Op
Labor Hours

Inspect & Ensure Engagement of Transmission Shift Cable Adjustment Clip
N/A
N/A
N/A
MA-96
V2064
0.2

Courtesy Transportation for vehicles within the New Vehicle Limited Warranties (US & Canadian GM Dealers)
N/A
N/A
N/A
MA-96
*
N/A

* Submit courtesy transportation using normal labor operations for courtesy transportation as indicated in the GM Service Policies and Procedures Manual for vehicles within the New Vehicle Limited Warranties. Saturn Canada retailers should refer to applicable Home Office letter on this subject.

Note: If replacement of the shift cable is required, H-route the claim for wholesale authorization.

Refer to the General Motors WINS Claims Processing Manual for details on Product Recall Claim Submission.

Claim Information - Saturn US Only
1. To receive credit, submit a claim with the information below:

Repair Performed
Parts Allow.
Sale Type
Case Type
Labor Op.
Labor Hrs.

Inspect & Ensure Engagement of Transmission Shift Cable Adjustment Clip
N/A
WC
VC
V2064
0.2

Note: If replacement of the shift cable is required, H-route the claim for wholesale authorization.

2. Submit courtesy transportation as a net item using the appropriate net item code.

Refer to the General Motors WINS Claims Processing Manual for details on Product Recall Claim Submission.

Customer Notification - For US and Canada
General Motors will notify customers of this recall on their vehicle (see copy of customer letter included with this bulletin).

Customer Notification - For Export
Letters will be sent to known owners of record located within areas covered by the US National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. For owners outside these areas, dealers should notify customers using the attached sample letter.

Dealer Recall Responsibility - For US and Export (US States, Territories, and Possessions)
The US National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act provides that each vehicle that is subject to a recall of this type must be adequately repaired within a reasonable time after the customer has tendered it for repair. A failure to repair within sixty days after tender of a vehicle is prima facie evidence of failure to repair within a reasonable time. If the condition is not adequately repaired within a reasonable time, the customer may be entitled to an identical or reasonably equivalent vehicle at no charge or to a refund of the purchase price less a reasonable allowance for depreciation. To avoid having to provide these burdensome remedies, every effort must be made to promptly schedule an appointment with each customer and to repair their vehicle as soon as possible. In the recall notification letters, customers are told how to contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration if the recall is not completed within a reasonable time.

This bulletin is notice to you that the new motor vehicles included in this recall may not comply with the standard identified above. Under Title 49, Section 30112 of the United States Code, it is illegal for a dealer to sell a new motor vehicle which the dealer knows does not comply with an applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. As a consequence, if you sell any of these motor vehicles without first performing the recall correction, your dealership may be subject to a civil penalty for each such sale.

Dealer Recall Responsibility - All
All unsold new vehicles in dealers' possession and subject to this recall must be held and inspected/repaired per the service procedure of this recall bulletin before customers take possession of these vehicles.

Dealers are to service all vehicles subject to this recall at no charge to customers, regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership, from this time forward.

Customers who have recently purchased vehicles sold from your vehicle inventory, and for which there is no customer information indicated on the dealer listing, are to be contacted by the dealer. Arrangements are to be made to make the required correction according to the instructions contained in this bulletin. A copy of the customer letter is provided in this bulletin for your use in contacting customers. Recall follow-up cards should not be used for this purpose, since the customer may not as yet have received the notification letter.

In summary, whenever a vehicle subject to this recall enters your vehicle inventory, or is in your dealership for service in the future, you must take the steps necessary to be sure the recall correction has been made before selling or releasing the vehicle.

March 2009
Dear General Motors Customer:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

General Motors has decided that certain 2009 model year Buick Enclave; Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Malibu, Traverse; GMC Acadia; Pontiac G5, G6; and Saturn AURA and OUTLOOK vehicles fail to conform to Federal/Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 102 , "Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect", and Standard 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention". As a result, GM is conducting a recall. We apologize for this inconvenience. However, we are concerned about your safety and continued satisfaction with our products.

Important:

• Your vehicle is involved in recall 09041.
• Schedule an appointment with your GM dealer/retailer.
• This service will be performed for you at no charge.

Why is your vehicle being recalled?

The transmission shift cable adjustment clip on your vehicle may not be fully engaged. If the clip is not fully engaged, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. With this condition, the driver could move the shifter to PARK and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in PARK. The driver may not be able to restart the vehicle and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.

What will we do?

Your GM dealer/retailer will inspect and ensure that the shift cable adjustment clip is fully engaged. In the rare event that the clip does not engage, your dealer will replace the shift cable. This service will be performed for you at no charge . Because of service scheduling requirements, it is likely that your dealer/retailer will need your vehicle longer than the actual inspection time of approximately 15 minutes.

If your vehicle is within the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, your dealer/retailer may provide you with shuttle service or some other form of courtesy transportation while your vehicle is at the dealership/facility for this repair. Please refer to your Owner’s Manual and your dealer/retailer for details on courtesy transportation.

What should you do?

You should contact your GM dealer/retailer to arrange a service appointment as soon as possible. Bring the enclosed customer reply form with you when you visit your dealer/retailer. The form identifies the repairs required. If you no longer own this vehicle, please let us know by completing the form and mailing it back to us.

Do you have questions?

If you have questions or concerns that your dealer/retailer is unable to resolve, please contact the appropriate Customer Assistance Center at the number listed below. More information about your vehicle can be found at the Owner Center at www.gmownercenter.com.

Division
Number
Text Telephones (TTY)

Buick
1-866-608-8080
1-800-832-8425

Chevrolet
1-800-630-2438
1-800-833-2438

GMC
1-866-996-9463
1-800-462-8583

Pontiac
1-800-620-7668
1-800-833-7668

Saturn
1-800-972-8876
1-800-833-6000

Guam
1-671-648-8450


Puerto Rico - English
1-800-496-9992


Puerto Rico - Español
1-800-496-9993


Virgin Islands
1-800-496-9994



If after contacting your dealer/retailer and the Customer Assistance Center, you are still not satisfied we have done our best to remedy this condition without charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to write the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Federal regulation requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.

Scott Lawson

Director,

Customer and Relationship Services

Enclosure

09041
 

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Important: Dealers are to confirm vehicle eligibility prior to beginning repairs by using the system(s) below. Not all vehicles within the above breakpoints may be involved.

So even if your vehicle's VIN falls within the grouping; your vehicle may not be affected. Wow what a disclaimer
 

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My Acadia's VIN, 9J141xxx, does fall within the range specified in the recall notice, but so far I haven't noticed anything happening that shouldn't and I haven't yet received any notification in the mail.

Checking the VIN tag on the dashboard proved to be interesting. It's not a metal tag tacked onto the top surface of the dashboard anymore. It's a printed strip that you have to look through a little slit window just inside the bottom of the windshield to see. Car thieves wouldn't be able to mess with it very easily, and that's no doubt the reason it's the way it is.
 

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As previously discussed with another member; there is the possibility that this could affect 07's and 08's, BUT THIS IS JUST SPECULATION. I AM IN NO WAY MAKING ANY DETERMINATIONS ABOUT ANY OTHER YEAR MODEL[/color]. I just wanted to post that unless GM went through redesign on the cable or it was supplied by a different manufacturer; that this could affect other year models.

With that said; it's time to use the parking brake (for me anyway).
 

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Thanks Geo for the excellent info as usual. I modified it to highlight the Acadia stuff in red since there is so much text.

Parking brakes are second nature for me. Like what GAR said, this is how I was taught and every one of my cars is a manual, so I out of habit set the PB when I get out (even in the garage). The tricky part for me is knowing where the release is! :) Seems like half are pull-up hand levers, the Acadia is push-on/push-off, and the Challenger and Durango are push on / lever under dash off.
 

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jsimms said:
As previously discussed with GeoHawk; there is the possibility that this could affect 07's and 08's, BUT THIS IS JUST SPECULATION. I AM IN NO WAY MAKING ANY DETERMINATIONS ABOUT ANY OTHER YEAR MODEL[/color]. I just wanted to post that unless GM went through redesign on the cable or it was supplied by a different manufacturer; that this could affect other year models.

With that said; it's time to use the parking brake (for me anyway).
Well, I just said that I didn't know what was changed from the '07s/'08s to the '09s. I don't want to be responsible for anyone extrapolating the info to include prior years' models. ;)
 

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Blue_2009_SLT2 said:
Parking brakes are second nature for me. Like what GAR said, this is how I was taught and every one of my cars is a manual, so I out of habit set the PB when I get out (even in the garage).
Yeah your car may roll into the front bumper of someone else in a parking lot :eek:hno:
 

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GeoHawk said:
jsimms said:
As previously discussed with GeoHawk; there is the possibility that this could affect 07's and 08's, BUT THIS IS JUST SPECULATION. I AM IN NO WAY MAKING ANY DETERMINATIONS ABOUT ANY OTHER YEAR MODEL[/color]. I just wanted to post that unless GM went through redesign on the cable or it was supplied by a different manufacturer; that this could affect other year models.

With that said; it's time to use the parking brake (for me anyway).
Well, I just said that I didn't know what was changed from the '07s/'08s to the '09s. I don't want to be responsible for anyone extrapolating the info to include prior years' models. ;)
Hence my disclaimer statement; I didn't mean to imply that you provided info about any of the other models. I guess I should have left your name out; your name will be removed
 

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jsimms said:
GeoHawk said:
jsimms said:
As previously discussed with GeoHawk; there is the possibility that this could affect 07's and 08's, BUT THIS IS JUST SPECULATION. I AM IN NO WAY MAKING ANY DETERMINATIONS ABOUT ANY OTHER YEAR MODEL[/color]. I just wanted to post that unless GM went through redesign on the cable or it was supplied by a different manufacturer; that this could affect other year models.

With that said; it's time to use the parking brake (for me anyway).
Well, I just said that I didn't know what was changed from the '07s/'08s to the '09s. I don't want to be responsible for anyone extrapolating the info to include prior years' models. ;)

Hence my disclaimer statement; I didn't mean to imply that you provided info about any of the other models. I guess I should have left your name out; your name will be removed
;D That's OK. I just don't want some GM lawyer emailing me wanting to know what the heck info I'm spreading. :cheers:
 

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GeoHawk said:
jsimms said:
As previously discussed with GeoHawk; there is the possibility that this could affect 07's and 08's, BUT THIS IS JUST SPECULATION. I AM IN NO WAY MAKING ANY DETERMINATIONS ABOUT ANY OTHER YEAR MODEL[/color]. I just wanted to post that unless GM went through redesign on the cable or it was supplied by a different manufacturer; that this could affect other year models.

With that said; it's time to use the parking brake (for me anyway).
Well, I just said that I didn't know what was changed from the '07s/'08s to the '09s. I don't want to be responsible for anyone extrapolating the info to include prior years' models. ;)
Plausible deniability
 

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I think if you have OnStar you could actually speak to the operator and ask if there is a recall on the specific car your driving. I had a recall on the seatbelt and when I used OnStar they notified me even after I've already taken it to the dealer to get fixed.
 

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I called my dealership today, and although I'm within the numbers, I am not included in the recall! :blob:

BTW, this is the second recall; but who is counting ;)
 

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For those that have read this entire thread; I want to say that any speculation made here is just that........speculation. I have no other knowledge about the recall for the 09's and neither does any other member here (other than what was posted earlier). I posed a question that didn't deal with the affected year models and then posted that question here. Any inference to other than the 09 models (as posted earlier) is based on conjecture and absolutely is of my own thinking without any factual knowledge. If I have been misleading; then I apologize. :-X
 
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