General Motors is recalling several crossovers over issues with the front driveshaft.
The defect: the right front intermediate driveshaft may fracture and separate while driving.
The hazards: if the right front intermediate driveshaft assembly separates while driving, the vehicle will lose propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash. If the component separates while parked on a grade, without the park brake engaged, the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a vehicle roll-away.
Affected vehicle areas: powertrain.
- 2018 Chevrolet Equinox (third generation)
- 2018 GMC Terrain (second generation)
- 2017 GMC Acadia (second generation)
- 2018 GMC Acadia (second generation)
Number of vehicles affected: 2,905 vehicles (United States figure).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right front intermediate drive shaft assembly, free of charge
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain and GMC Acadia recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, then owners should take it to a dealer.
Owners can also contact Chevrolet or GMC customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- GM Recall Number: 17329
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 17V516000