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Electric vehicle startup Think is issuing its third recall for the battery-powered City in less than a month. This time around, concerns that the vehicle's gearshift selector linkage may be improperly adjusted has forced Think to recall and inspect 23 units. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) recall notice, the City's:
Linkage connecting the gearshift selector lever and the transmission park mechanism may be improperly adjusted, resulting in lack of engagement of the park pawl.
That's not good, and means that the vehicle may slip out of park and roll freely into the path of a moving vehicle or strike a nearby pedestrian. Think dealers will inspect the affected units and, if necessary, make adjustments or repairs to the linkage of models free of charge. City owners are urged to directly contact Think at 855-698-4465 for more info on this recall.


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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
THINK / THINK CITY 2011

Manufacturer: THINK NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report
Date: FEB 15, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V104000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 23

Summary:
THINK NORTH AMERICA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 THINK CITY VEHICLES. THE LINKAGE CONNECTING THE GEAR SHIFT SELECTOR LEVER AND THE TRANSMISSION PARK MECHANISM MAY BE IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED, RESULTING IN LACK OF ENGAGEMENT OF THE PARK PAWL OF THE TRANSMISSION. THIS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE FAILING TO HOLD WHEN THE GEAR SHIFT SELECTOR LEVER IS PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.

Consequence:
THE VEHICLE COULD FAIL TO HOLD IN PARK POSITION AND COULD ROLL FREELY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH OR INJURY TO A PERSON IN THE PATH OF THE MOVING VEHICLE.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND MAKE THE NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS AND REPAIRS TO THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THINK'S AUTHORIZED TOLL FREE SERVICE LINE AT 855-698-4465.

Notes:
THINK'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 11-104. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .