General Motors has issued a new recall for the Chevrolet Trax over faulty lower-control arms.
The defect: The front lower-control arm may separate, which could cause the attached front wheel to toe outward.
The hazard: Steering and handling will be adversely affected, should the lower-control arm separate. The tire may also rub the wheel well. All instances increase the risk of a crash.
Affected components: Suspension.
- 2015 Chevrolet Trax
- 2016 Chevrolet Trax
- 2017 Chevrolet Trax
Number of vehicles affected: 112,958
The fix: GM will instruct owners to bring their Trax to a dealership where a technician will inspect the lower-control arms. Faulty parts will feature bad welds between the component and the bushing. Upon inspection, a technician will replace the lower-control arm if necessary free of charge. GM estimates 50 percent of the recall population houses the defect.
Owners should: Await notification from General Motors. The automaker does not have an estimated date for when the recall will begin.
Owners can also contact customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GM Recall Number: A182202370
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 19V312000