General Motors Issues Recall for Defect that Increases Crash Risk
General Motors Issues Recall for Defect that Increases Crash Risk

General Motors is recalling nearly 3,000 vehicles for a drive shaft issue that can increase the risk of crashing. The vehicles affected include the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, 2018 GMC Terrain, and 2017-2018 GMC Acadia.

According to the automaker, the right front intermediate drive shaft can fracture and separate. This is dangerous because if it happens while the vehicle is moving, the vehicle can lose propulsion, increasing crash risk. If the defect occurs while the vehicle is parked, the vehicle could roll away.

General Motors will notify owners when the recall parts are available. Dealers will replace the right front intermediate drive shaft assembly. Car owners can also visit recalls.gm.com to see if their vehicle is included in the recall.

Defects that Cause Rollaways can be Deadly

Last year, Fiat Chrysler recalled over 1 million vehicles after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) discovered that the shift lever in affected vehicles was not intuitive and did not provide drivers with sufficient tactile feedback. This led to many vehicles remaining in drive when the driver thought they were in park. The defect was linked to more than 100 crashes, including one that claimed the life of actor Anton Yelchin.

“This defect can put motorists in significant danger. Owners should have their vehicles repaired as soon as possible,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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