GM is recalling 2,481 MY 2008 Chevrolet express and GMC Savana G-cutaway fleet van equipped with a 6.0L (RPO LY6) V8 engine, 4L80E (RPO MT1) transmission, 4.10 (RPO GT5) axle and 75 mph governor (RPO 9D7). These vehicles have a condition in which the transmission may be damaged due to first gear engagement at highway speeds and then does not transmit power with D4 or R selected. This may be preceded by engine shutdown if the vehicle exceeds 81 miles per hour in certain conditions.
Dealers will reprogram the transmission and engine control modules free of charge. The recall began on or about July 30, 2008. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463, or through their website at www.gmownercenter.com>www.gmownercenter.com.