Auto recalls are serious and should never be ignored, especially if the affected parties can be involved in accidents or even injured if the issue isn’t addressed.
Since many accidents are caused by driver error, we often discuss accidents and collisions that happen in California that are caused by negligent drivers. But negligence may also be a problem if a major automaker simply ignores possible equipment problems.
In some other cases, drivers who are aware of open recalls and equipment issues may also be held liable if an accident caused by the problem leads to injuries. For that reason, we hope that the report we’re covering today will help our readers and clients to stay alert and to avoid accidents.
According to General Motors, thousands of certain GMC and Chevrolet vehicles are being recalled over a possible injury or property damage risk.
The company has recalled all units of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs, as well as the 2017 through 2018 GMC Acadia SUVs.
These vehicles are fitted with driveshafts that could fracture while in use and, as a result, become separated while driving. In this case, the vehicle may lose propulsion and a crash may occur. In case the issue takes place while the vehicle is parked and the parking brake isn’t engaged, the vehicle may end up moving unintentionally and it may crash into another car or into a bystander.
Dealers have claimed that impacted vehicle owners will have the right front intermediate driveshaft assembly replaced entirely for free.
While the company has still to reach out to impacted vehicle owners, impacted car owners may contact the manufacturer directly to learn more about what they should be doing to have this issue addressed.
If you would like to learn more about this problem, you may follow this link to read the full report.
Regardless of whether you own a GMC or a Chevrolet vehicle impacted by this recall, remember to contact the manufacturer directly to obtain more information on how to have this issue addressed if you’re impacted. Waiting until an accident occurs or someone is injured should not be an option.
For more on this recall, you may follow this link.