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Utilmaster Aeromaster Recall, Transmission System Defect

UTILIMASTER AEROMASTER     2011
Manufacturer: UTILIMASTER CORPORATION Mfr's Report Date: FEB 27, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V078000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 679
Summary:
 UTILIMASTER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 AEROMASTER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 11, 2009, THROUGH DECEMBER 3, 2012. THE TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFTER’S CABLE MAY BREAK AT THE ATTACHMENT TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL SELECTOR ARM ASSEMBLY MOUNTED ON THE STEERING COLUMN. IF THE CABLE BREAKS, THE TRANSMISSION GEAR INDICATOR IN THE ‘PRNDL’ DISPLAY IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL REMAIN IN THE FIRST GEAR POSITION REGARDLESS OF THE GEAR SELECTED.
Consequence:
 AN INCORRECT GEAR INDICATION IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL MAY PREVENT THE DRIVER FROM KNOWING IF THEY ARE IN PARK OR REVERSE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 UTILIMASTER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR ARM ASSEMBLY AND THE TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFTER’S CABLE ASSEMBLY

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