GM is planning a huge recall that will affect all its brands to address a possible transmission oil leak that could lead to a loss of engine power, according to documents the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In total, more than 217,000 SUVs and sedans are to be recalled. In its Chevrolet line up, GM will recall the 2018 Malibu, 2019-2020 Blazer, and 2018-2019 Cruze, Equinox, and Traverse.
The 2018-2019 Buick LaCrosse sedans, 2019-2020 Encore and Enclave might also join the recall. 2018-2020 GMC Terrain and the 2019-2020 Acadia will also be recalled. Finally, the 2019-2020 Cadillac XT4 and 2020 XT6 will join the recall.
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The company states the source of the possible transmission oil leak as missing bolts on the start-stop accumulator end cap. The absence of the bolts may cause a leak through the transmission, cause a lack of power unexpectedly, and could also lead to a fire. GM says it is not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the leak.
To fix the issue, GM technicians install bolts on the start-stop accumulator if they are missing from a vehicle. Vehicles will be inspected by the technicians and when they find everything intact and ready to go, the owners will be cleared to continue using their vehicles.
Also, the company will not charge anything for fixing the vehicles. There are reports that the recall will begin on 14th December 2020.
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