Gear Shifter Broke Off
I drive in D & downshift to L for braking. Today when i did this approaching a light, the shifter appeared stuck in D & wouldn't downshift, so i just used the brakes. To try to fix it, while stopped at the light, i put it in P momentarily, then it was stuck in P & would't budge. Stuck in the middle of the road, I phoned OnStar & they were going to call police & a tow...but eventually i was able to jerk it into D & drive my 83 year old mother back home. I drove to the dealer without shifting again. When I got to the dealer & attempted to show the service manager what was going on, the whole head of the shifter lever came right off the base in my hand. It positioned back on & it seemed to be in the same condition as before.
Anyone else experience anything like this?? I thought it was safe to switch between D & L while driving. How could this have broke it?
2012 Volt #13741, Purchased 12/31/12
Cyber Metallic Gray - Loaded