Approximately 93,700 model-year 2015-18 Chevrolet Trax SUVs are being recalled due to a faulty suspension part. An improperly welded joint in one or both of the front lower control arms may break, resulting in the attached front wheel to toe outward, impacting the vehicle’s handling and steering, and increasing the risk of a crash. This is an expansion of a recall from April for the same defect that compromised approximately 113,000 model-year 2017-19 Trax SUVs.
Chevrolet manufacturer GM did not immediately provide an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-1020 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the left- and right front lower control arms and replace them as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.