2015-2018 Chevrolet Trax: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 93,700 model-year 2015-18 Chevrolet Trax SUVs

The Problem: 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 that could cause the attached front wheel to toe outward, impacting the vehicle’s handling and steering, and increasing the risk of a crash.

This latest action is an expansion of a recall from April for the same defect that comprised approximately 113,000 model-year 2017-19 Trax SUVs.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the left- and right-front lower control arms and replace them as necessary for free.

What Owners Should Do: Chevrolet manufacturer GM did not immediately provide an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, 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.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Chevrolet Trax

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