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Recall 19V652000

Lower Control Arm Of The Front Suspension Weld May Break

Recall Details

The lower control arms of the front suspension of the vehicle may have defective welds and can break. Dealers will inspect the left and right front lower control arms, replacing them as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The lower control arms of the front suspension may have been improperly welded. As a result, they may break, causing partial separation of the lower control arm from the vehicle. This can result in a loss of vehicle control and result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected (a timetable of 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 designation is A192261870.

Suspension & Steering, September 12, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 12, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
93,693
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V652000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Chevrolet Trax vehicles. A joint in one or both of the front 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.
Consequence
A partial separation of the lower-control arm from the vehicle could cause the attached front wheel to toe outward, impacting the vehicle's handling and steering and increasing the risk of crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right front lower-control arms, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is A192261870.
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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