GM has decided that a defect relating to vehicle safety exists in certain 2015-2018 Chevrolet Trax vehicles.
According to the defect report, improper welds of one or both front lower control arms could cause them to fatigue and break. If a control arm separates or partially separates from the vehicle, the front wheel attached will toe outward. This will drastically affect the vehicle's steering and could causing the tire to rub against the wheel well.
Dealers will inspect the front lower-control arms and replace them as necessary. GM's number for this recall is A192261870 and the NHTSA campaign number is 19V652000. This is an expansion of the NHTSA recall 19V312000.
As a popular subcompact crossover SUV, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax has received the highest number of recalls and complaint of all the Chevy Trax model years. The transmission, steering and bakes are the biggest complaints. Owners say they experience surging when braking or moving slowly in traffic, loss of brake pressure, the transmission shudders when shifting, loss of power steering and their vehicles will unexpectedly roll when parked on a slight incline.
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