GM Recalls Nearly 200,000 Cars for Potential Oil Leak

Missing bolts are the cause of a GM recall of 194,105 vehicles in the US. The vehicles being recalled were built between 2018 and 2020.

The missing fastener could lead to a transmission oil leak and, ultimately, to a loss of power. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also warn that if there is an ignition source, the leaking oil could lead to a fire.

The problem could affect the following vehicles:

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 

2020 Cadillac XT6.

The Cruze makes up the majority of the vehicles being recalled at 122,980. Cruze owners, or those in any of the vehicles listed above, should go to NHTSA’s website. They can also use NHTSA’s recall app to see if their specific vehicle is being recalled.

If the vehicle is involved in the recall, a dealer will inspect the start/stop accumulator and replace any missing bolts. GM plans to begin the recall on December 14.

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