More than 112,000 cars are affected.
If you own a Chevrolet Trax, you will want to get your suspension checked. General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration instigated a recall for the small crossover. If you own a Trax built between July 1, 2017 and April 4, 2019, the car’s suspension could fall off.
More specifically, CarScoops noticed the NHTSA campaign — number 19V312000 — affects 112,958 cars. The recall says, “A joint in one or both 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.” In turn, that can create a dangerous situation where the driver struggles to steer the car.
At this point, General Motors is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall. The company receive two warranty claims through mid-April, and decided to start a voluntary safety recall, according to CarScoops.
GM has not released a schedule to notify owners yet, but have notified dealers. Technicians will inspect both lower-control arms, and replace the assembly if necessary. The company should also reimburse owners if they have dealt with the problem on their own. GM’s recall number for this campaign is A182202370.
If you’re concerned about the issue with your Trax, you can call your local dealer for more information. You can also call the NHTSA hotline at (888-327-4236). GM’s customer care phone number is (800) 222-1020.