GM has issued a product recall for certain units of the 2023 GMC Acadia due to a problem with the right-front half-shaft assemblies.
The problem: defective right-front (or passenger’s side) half-shaft assemblies have the potential to decouple from the transmission under certain load conditions.
The hazards: if the half-shaft was to be separated from the transmission, affected vehicles have an increased risk of a serious crash due to an unexpected loss of propulsion / mechanical braking.
The fix: certified GM technicians will be instructed to inspect passenger-side half-shaft and replace if necessary, free of charge. It’s worth noting that dealers have been instructed to wait to order the necessary components due to the limited number of vehicles affected.
Affected components: passenger-side half-shafts.
Number of affected vehicles: GM believes there to only be 10 total affected vehicles with this issue.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. 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 GMC 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: N222393410
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- NHTSA (toll-free number): 1-888-327-4236
As a reminder, the 2023 GMC Acadia is available with two powerplant choices, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Regardless of engine choice, the GM nine-speed automatic transmission puts the power to the ground, with FWD and AWD configurations available.