2017-2019MY Chevrolet Trax Recalled As Suspension Could Fall Off!

For a little over $21,000, you can buy a new Chevrolet Trax in the U.S. The subcompact SUV promises to offer a decent ride and interior space, in a body style that has become extremely popular these past few years.

If, however, you already own a Trax, you should be aware of a recall campaign conducted by General Motors and the NHTSA. It affects 112,958 cars produced between July 1, 2017, and April 4, 2019, and the issue is that the suspension could fall off.

Also Watch: KBB Finds 2017 Chevy Trax To Be Solid, Yet Questionable

Yep, you heard that well. The feds explained that “in some of these vehicles, a joint in one or both front lower-control arms may have been improperly welded”. As a result, “over time and in rare cases, an improperly welded joint can fatigue and break, causing the lower-control arm to partially separate from the vehicle”. The steering can be affected if this happens, which inevitably increases the risk of an accident.

Fortunately, GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition. They did, however, receive two warranty claims until mid-April, when they decided to conduct a safety recall.

A notification schedule has yet to be provided, but dealers have already been informed and will inspect the left and right lower-control arms, replacing the latter assembly if necessary. Owners who have taken care of these faulty parts will be reimbursed.

Until you hear from the bowtie brand, you can get in touch with GM or the NHTSA and find out more about this safety campaign at 1-800-222-1020 and 1-888-327-4236, respectively.


  • Six_Tymes

    whelp, that’s one way to reduce weight.

    • Mike anonymous


  • charlotteharry57

    I forget where this thing is produced, but I know that troubled GM Korea (formerly Daewoo) has some involvement, ahem.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Both the Buick Encore and the Chevy Trax for the North American market are manufactured in Korea.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Chevrolet Trax Recalled As Suspension Could Fall Off!
    The subcompact SUV promises to offer a decent ride

    GM Writing checks their cars can’t cash.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    This is a trash GM product with the lowest ownership satisfaction in the segment. This is only going to hurt their ratings more.

    What a terrible, awful product.

  • ChicagoBlah

    More reliable than Toyota

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen


      Nothing about this is more reliable than any boring Toyota product.

      • ChicagoBlah

        Yes, this is sarcasm.

  • Honda NSX-R

    I knew this thing was a POS ever since I’ve seen them on the roads

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