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GM recalls police cars for shifter glitch

GM recalls police cars for shifter glitch

Now even police officers are having their General Motors-built patrol cars recalled.

GM says it is recalling 7,598 Chevrolet Caprice police patrol vehicles, which were imported to the USA from its Holden unit in Australia, to fix a problem with the shifting mechanism that has accounted for one accident.

In the 2011 to 2013 police cars, a driver may be able to shift the transmission out of “park” without first pressing the brake pedal, according to GM. They also might be able to move the shift lever between gears without pressing the shift lever lock button. Or they may have trouble shifting between gears.

The “PRNDL” display on the instrument cluster may show the wrong gear.

Caprice is a big, rear-wheel drive car that competes against Dodge Charger and a version of the Ford Taurus in the police market. GM says there were no injuries in the single reported accident.

Chevrolet: 2014 Caprice PPV – Column Shift



Introducing the 2014 Chevrolet Caprice, redesigned to serve your every need. The improved design has new features that enhance comfort, safety, and convenience on the job. With its state-of-the-art features and extraordinary attention to detail, the new 2014 Chevrolet Caprice is always on duty.


• Column-mounted shift lever

• Standard heavy-duty steel center-console equipment mounting platform

• Trunk-release button on both front interior door panels

• All-new instrument panel and gauge cluster with 8” Chevrolet MyLink1 touch-screen display featuring AM/FM radio and CD player

• Bluetooth®2 streaming audio, personal cell-phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, voice recognition, and embedded apps like Pandora® and Stitcher SmartRadio5

• Ultra-high-strength steel added to both A-pillars for significant improvements in roof crush safety

• Front hip room increased to 57.5” from 56.7” (for better comfort and support while wearing a utility belt)

• Extended safety belt receivers for easier buckling

• New pelvic-thorax air bags* improve side-impact protection

• Inside rearview manual day/night mirror

• Driver and front-passenger 4-way power seats with electronic lumbar adjustment and manual fore/aft

• Optional 700 cold-cranking-amp, 70-amp auxiliary AGM battery

• Electric Power Steering (EPS)

• Surveillance Mode with integrated circuit for connection to customer-supplied switch

• Ground clearance increased to 6.0” from 5.6”

• Retuned, thicker front struts (32 mm from 30 mm) and front stabilizer bar (26 mm from 24 mm) for improved handling

• Folding-blade key fob with standard Remote Keyless Entry and Remote Vehicle Start

• New exterior color option: Mystic Green

Chevrolet Reveals Silverado Firefighter & Black Ops Concept Trucks


The SEMA concept Volunteer Firefighters Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab, equipped with the Z71 off-road suspension, was developed with the National Volunteer Fire Council. Photo courtesy of General Motors.


Chevrolet revealed two new concept trucks, the Volunteer Firefighter and Black Ops, using the 2014 Silverado full-size pickup at the Texas State Fair on Sept. 27.

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