- general motors has recalled 194,105 of its vehicles in the u.s. built between 2018 and 2020 due to a potential oil transmission leak that could lead to a loss of power.
- the bulk of the recall affects the chevrolet cruze from 2018 and 2019 model years, but other buick, cadillac, and chevrolet vehicles are also included.
- owners will be notified beginning on december 14.
general motors has recalled 194,105 vehicles in the u.s. built between 2018 and 2020 from across its brands due to missing bolts. the problem could lead to a transmission oil leak, and ultimately the loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash. if there is an ignition source, this leaked oil can also increase the potential for a fire, according to documents filed with the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa).
the affected vehicles include the following: 2018 chevrolet malibu; 2018–2019 buick lacrosse and chevrolet cruze; 2018–2020 chevrolet equinox and traverse and gmc terrain; 2019–2020 buick enclave, buick encore, cadillac xt4, chevrolet blazer, and gmc acadia; and 2020 cadillac xt6.
with 122,980 vehicles being recalled, the cruze makes up the bulk of the recall. owners of vehicles on the list should go the nhtsa website or nhtsa's new recall app to see if their vehicle is involved in the recall.
dealers will inspect the start/stop transmission accumulator—the part that is potentially missing bolts—and replace it if any bolts are missing. the recall is expected to begin on december 14.