Approximately 194,000 model-year 2018-19 Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Cruze cars; model-year 2018-20 Chevrolet Equinox and Traverse and GMC Terrain SUVs; model-year 2018 Chevrolet Malibu cars; model-year 2019-20 Buick Encore and Enclave, Cadillac XT4, Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Acadia SUVs; and model-year 2020 Cadillac XT6 SUVs are being recalled due to missing or loose bolts on the stop-start transmission accumulator. The problem could result in a transmission oil leak and progress to a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, a transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Buick, Cadillac, and Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners on Dec. 14. Owners can call Buick at 800-521-7300, Cadillac at 800-333-4223, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 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 start-stop transmission accumulator and replace it if any bolts are missing.

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.