WASHINGTON, D.C. --- General Motors is recalling 15,393 MY 2009 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles because of a park brake cable link problem. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, the park brake cable link (connector) doesn't comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards. The connector may fracture when the park brake pedal is depressed.

If the transmission shift lever is in the park position, there will be no unintended vehicle movement that results. However, if the keys are left in the ignition, the transmission shift lever is in any position other than park, and the vehicle is parked on a sufficient slope, there is the risk of unintended vehicle movement, the NHTSA said. This could result in a crash. 

To remedy the problem, dealers will replace the park brake cable link (connector) free of charge. Letters to vehicle owners explaining the recall are expected to be mailed out in June. Vehicle owners may contact Chevrolet at (800) 630-2438.