GM Recalls and Vehicle Transport
Vehicle recalls are worrisome – and there have been plenty over the years. As vehicles evolve, there is more that can go wrong.
It’s estimated that, in the years leading up to 2014, we would see an average of 10 million to 30 million vehicles facing defect recalls every year. Some of these are minor – they could be as simple as leaky hydraulic struts on SUV liftgates or as complex as improperly lubricated power window master switches. Sometimes they involve a few hundred models with specific systems and parts, while the largest recall ever, by Ford in 1981, involved 21 million vehicles!
Likewise, how they are addressed and how urgent they vary as well. Like a Mazda recall on tailgate struts, some were deemed low importance and were generally just corrected on the next service visit. It was a recall with only one or two minor injuries on record and no punitive settlement. Contrast with a GM faulty ignition switch issue directly responsible for 124 deaths and resulted in $2.5 billion in lawsuits and punitive damages.
Of course, no mention of recall can pass over the most well-known recalls of our times. The Ford motor company had the infamous exploding gas tanks in the 1970s. Toyota dealt with the unintentional acceleration from a floor mat design defect, and the Takata airbags recall affected over 40 million cars across 12 vehicle brands.
One of the latest recalls on the market comes from General Motors and hits cars from various brands.
GM Recalls Almost 200,000 Vehicles
GM has found that missing bolts in vehicles from 2018 through 2020 – including Buick, Cadillac, and Chevrolet – lead to a transmission oil leak. This leakage can lead to a full loss of transmission oil, leading to the loss of power. If the car is being driven, this sudden loss of power could increase crash risk. Additionally, oil leakage can increase the potential for a fire in environments with ignition sources.
Vehicles affected include the following models:
- 2018 Chevrolet Malibu
- 2018-2019 Buick LaCrosse
- 2018-2019 Chevrolet Cruze
- 2018-2020 Chevrolet Equinox
- 2018-2020 Chevrolet Traverse
- 2018-2020 GMC Terrain
- 2019-2020 Buick Enclave
- 2019-2020 Buick Encore
- 2019-2020 Cadillac XT4
- 2019-2020 Chevrolet Blazer
- 2019-2020 GMC Acadia
- 2020 Cadillac XT6
For specific GM recalls, you can search my.gm.com/recalls to see if your car has been issued a recall. Other vehicles may be included as time goes on, and further cases may be found. If you are unsure if your vehicle is included in the recall, check out the recall page at the NHTSA website – it includes vehicles involved in this recall as well as all other active recalls.
Transport Your Recalled Vehicle
With the potential for a catastrophic failure leading to a broken-down vehicle on the roadway at best – or an injury-causing crash at worst – how should you go about getting your recalled vehicle in for service?
Number One Auto Transport is here to make that decision easy for you. GM car shipping is simple and easy and low risk, with a car transport service. Instead of risking the chance of your GM vehicle having a failure on the way to the dealer, have a truck from Number One Auto Transport come and pick it up and take it to the dealer.
While it won’t be the cheapest method, it will be the safest. By not operating the vehicle, you remove the risk of power loss during operation, leading to a crash. With our carriers’ knowledge, they will ensure that your vehicle and other vehicles are protected from potential leakage, and potential ignition sources will be eliminated. It’s safe for you and your car.
Reach out to Number One Auto Transport today for your recall car shipping needs and any other car, truck, or SUV transport needs you have. We’ll set updates, times, expectations and help you navigate getting your vehicle to the dealer and getting your recall resolved!