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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation

Models:

Chevrolet Venture Years: 1998
Pontiac Transport Years: 1998
Oldsmobile Silhouette Years: 1998


Number Involved: 38,540
Dates of Manufacture: December 1997 - April 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V131
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: On these minivans, a broken shift cable fitting or loose shift linkage can occur. Consequently, moving the shift lever to the "Park" position may not shift the transmission to "Park." The vehicle could roll, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect, and replace if necessary, the automatic transaxle range selector cable.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began during June 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.