General Motors of Canada has announced it is recalling close to 14,000 Chevrolet Trax models over an issue related to the vehicle’s front suspension.
The notice on the website of Transport Canada explains that on some vehicles,
“… a joint in the front lower control arms could break due to poor welds. This could cause a loss of steering control. A loss of steering control could create the risk of a crash.”
- Chevrolet recall
The new recall is a follow-up of an earlier recall first issued in April of this year. At that time, 8,585 2017-2019 Chevrolet Trax models were called in for a fix.
In all, 13,683 2015-2018 Trax models are affected by the new recall. GM Canada will contact owners by mail to notify them of the recall, and ask them to bring their vehicle into their dealership to have it inspected. If a problem is detected, the lower control arm of the suspension will be replaced.
As for the model, we have to say it represents sad way for the Trax to end its career. Sales of the model are down by 14% so far this year, to 2,815 units. This is an approximate total since GM publishes its date quarterly and not monthly.
And next year, of course, the Chevy Trax will make way definitively for Chevrolet’s new Trailblazer.