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Recall 17V516000

Right Front Drive Shaft Fractures And Separates While Driving

Recall Details

The right front intermediate drive shaft may fracture and separate while driving, resulting in a lack of vehicle propulsion and the chance that the vehicle may roll away when parked. Dealers will replace the right front intermediate drive shaft assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front right intermediate drive shaft assembly may fracture and separate from the vehicle while driving. This would cause a lack of vehicle propulsion, and could allow the vehicle to roll when parked if the parking brake is not engaged. These conditions could all result in an accident or injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet or GMC truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 17329.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, August 22, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 22, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,905
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V516000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles and 2017-2018 GMC Acadia vehicles. The right front intermediate driveshaft may fracture and separate while driving.
Consequence
If the front right intermediate drive shaft assembly separates while driving, the vehicle will lose propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash. If the assembly separates while parked on a grade, without the park brake engaged, the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a vehicle roll-away.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right front intermediate drive shaft assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17329.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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