General Motors is recalling the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Buick Encore GX model vehicles years 2021-22 because the emergency jack can break while a driver is using it. GM estimates it will start notifying vehicle owners on July 26 and around 135,400 units will be recalled.
The issue was discovered when a GM test driver reported a broken jack during a durability test on a 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, according to a safety recall report filed with NHTSA. If not positioned as recommended by the vehicle manual, the jack could fracture.
If the jack fractures while in use, the vehicle could collapse, injuring people near or under the vehicle, according to a safety bulletin filed with NHTSA. GM opened an investigation in April and identified 21 claims alleging the jack failed in the field.
The automaker says dealers will swap in a replacement jack made of metal. In the meantime, GM plans to remove the recalled plastic jack from undelivered vehicles.
“Material used in a sensor connection in the electronic brake boost system in these vehicles may have been contaminated during the material supplier’s production process,” Chevrolet spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed to Motor Authority. “Contamination of this material may cause an interruption of communication between the sensor and the brake boost system under certain conditions.”
Conformed 4 Safety Recalls For Chevrolet Trailblazer
There are 4 safety issues found in these vehicles, you can check the details below.
Recall date: 2021-06-10 | Recall no.21V440000
General Motors is recalling certain 2020-2022 Buick Encore GX and 2021-2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer vehicles. The emergency jack, if not positioned as directed in the vehicle owner’s manual, can fracture while in use. GM’s number for this recall is A212335470.
Recall date: 2020-09-24 | Recall no.20V588000
General Motors is recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and Cadillac CT4, CT5 and XT4, 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, and 2020-2021 Buick Encore GX vehicles. If communication with the sensor is interrupted, the electronic brake boost assist could be lost. The extra pedal force will be required to slow and stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. GM’s number for this recall is A202307260.
Recall date: 2020-09-03 | Recall no.20V537000
General Motors is recalling certain 2020 Buick Encore GX and 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer vehicles. If an occupied front seat is missing the rear attachment bolts, it may move during a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant. GM’s number for this recall is A202304380
Recall date: 2020-05-21 | Recall no.20V295000
General Motors is recalling certain 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer vehicles. If drivers are uninformed and overinflate or underinflate their tires, this may increase the risk of a crash. GM’s number for this recall is A202304070
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