The Car Guide – Everything Automotive, 54 Years Running

Recalls

Recall date
System Powertrain
Models afftected
  • 2016 smart Fortwo
Units affected 6
Details

On certain vehicles equipped with a double clutch transmission, the actuation lock inside the gearshift lever module may not function as designed.

As a result, the gearshift lever might be able to be moved from "PARK" without the application of the brake pedal and the ignition being in the "ON" position.

If the parking brake is not applied, unintended vehicle movement could occur if the unlock button is depressed and the transmission is shifted out of "PARK", which would increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Dealers will update the software of the transmission control unit.

Additional information may be available on Transport Canada's website