The defect: a joint in one or both of the front lower-control arms may have been improperly welded. An improperly welded joint may break, resulting in the partial separation of the lower-control arm from the vehicle.
The hazard: a partial separation of the lower control arm from the vehicle could cause the attached from wheel to toe outward, impacting the vehicle’s handling and steering, while increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected components: suspension.
- 2015 Chevrolet Trax
- 2016 Chevrolet Trax
- 2017 Chevrolet Trax
- 2018 Chevrolet Trax
Number of vehicles affected:
- 93,693 units in the United States
- 13,683 units in Canada
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right front lower-control arms, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.
Owners should: await notification from General Motors. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
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: 19V652000