GM Recalls Chevrolet Caprice Police Cars

October 07, 2014

Photo of Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle courtesy of General Motors.
Photo of Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle courtesy of General Motors.
General Motors is recalling 7,598 2011-2013 model-year Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicles to fix a problem associated with the transmission selector lever, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports.

The recalled police patrol cars were all manufactured from March 24, 2011, to Dec. 6, 2013. In these vehicles, the transmission selector lever contains two pins that can become displaced. As a result, the driver may be able to shift the vehicle from "park" without depressing the brake pedal. The driver might also be able to remove the ignition key without the transmission being in "park." As such, these vehicles fail to comply with all federal safety standards, NHTSA said.

To fix the problem, Chevrolet dealers will replace the shift lever roll pin and base pivot pin, and also attach a brake transmission shift interlock retention enhancement clip. There will be no charge for this service.

Vehicle owners can reach Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14549.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Recent Topics

How many different types of antifreeze do you stock? I’m curious to know what others are doing to deal with the numerous specifications...

View Topic

I am looking for a used bucket truck for around $50k for our traffic division. The only stringent requirement is the 50' bucket work...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1117 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Generally, leases with a fixed term where the lessor assumes certain risks of ownership, notably depreciation and funding, plus takes responsibility for providing certain defined levels of administration.

Read more


Managing a Police Fleet

How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton