General Motors has issued a safety recall for a variety of Chevy, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac models due to missing transmission accumulator bolts. The GM recall includes vehicles both in the U.S. and those sold internationally as well.
The problem: General Motors has identified a defect on certain Chevy, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac models wherein the start-stop transmission accumulator may have bolts missing. The missing bolts can be found on six- and nine-speed front-wheel drive transmissions.
The hazards: missing bolts on the start-stop accumulator endcap could possibly result in a transmission oil leak. If the leak is not fixed, the problem may progress to a loss of propulsion, which could ultimately lead to an increased crash risk. What’s more, leaking transmission oil in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a fire as well.
The fix: regarding this GM recall, dealers are currently instructed to inspect the start-stop transmission accumulator on affected vehicles and replace any bolts that may be missing
- 2019 – 2020 Cadillac XT4
- 2020 Cadillac XT6
Number of affected vehicles: it is not yet known how many vehicles are affected by this GM recall.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. For those owners who may be unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in your VIN to view any open recalls or other actions that may be active on you vehicle.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-888-988-7267
- Buick Customer Service: 1-800-521-7300
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-800-333-4223