Among the last things you want to have happen while investigating the underside of a vehicle on its jack stand is the collapse of said jack stand, yet that’s exactly the risk owners of more than 135,000 Buick Encore GX and Chevrolet Trailblazer SUVs face in light of a new recall from parent automaker GM.
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The recall affects the emergency jacks of model-year 2020-22 Encore GX and 2021-22 Trailblazer vehicles. If not positioned as directed in the vehicle owner’s manual, the jack can fracture while in use, causing the vehicle to collapse and increasing the risk of injury.
The resolution is pretty clear cut: Dealers will replace the jack for free. Buick and Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners July 26, but those with further questions can call the Buick at 800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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