General Motors has issued a recall for a small number of its GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express vehicles because of a possible rollaway.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 980 units of the 2013 Chevrolet Express and 2013 GMC Savana will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a possible rollaway. The NHTSA says that it might be possible to remove the ignition key from the ignition when the models mentioned above are running and even when the transmission is not in the Park position.
“It may be possible to remove the key from the ignition when the vehicle is running or the transmission is not in the Park position. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, ‘Theft Protection.’”, as the NHTSA says in its summary of the problem.
The affected vehicles have been produced between the 1st of November, 2012 and the 21st of December, 2012, in case of the Express, while the Savana models affected have been made between November 14 and November 20, 2012. The recall is expected to start soon. Meanwhile, owners can contact GMC at 1-866-996-9463 and Chevy at 1-800-630-2438.