GM has issued a product recall for certain units of the 2023 Chevy Blazer due to a missing left-side half-shaft retaining ring.
The problem: vehicles built without this retaining ring have the potential for half-shaft inner joint separation, which could result in a loss of drive power or a vehicle rollaway while the affected vehicle is parked.
The hazards: if the half-shaft inner joint were to be separated, affected vehicles have an increased risk of a serious crash.
The fix: certified GM technicians will be instructed to inspect half-shafts and add the retaining ring necessary, all free of charge.
Affected components: left-side half-shaft retaining ring.
Number of affected vehicles: GM believes there are only 10 vehicles affected with this issue, although the Chevy Traverse is also included in the recall.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 24th, 2023. Any owners that are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it. Owners can also reach out to Chevy or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) directly with any questions or concerns they may have using the recall number and contact information included below.
- GM recall number: N222390180
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V042000
- NHTSA (toll-free number): 1-888-327-4236
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Blazer is powered by turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
Under the skin, the 2023 Blazer rides on the GM C1 platform.