General Motors will recall almost 500,000 trucks and large Sport Utility Vehicles to fix a potential oil leak. The recall includes over 490,000 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, and 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Some of the vehicles may have a transmission oil cooler line that is not securely seated in its fitting. This could cause a transmission oil leak that could lead to a fire. GM is aware of three such incidents but no injuries. Owners can take their vehicles to a GM dealer, where mechanics will inspect the fittings for leaks and make any needed repairs.
GM is also recalling about 172,000 Chevrolet Cruzes equipped with 1.4 liter turbocharged gasoline engines to replace a right front axle half shaft that can fracture and separate without warning during normal driving. The recall affects cars from the 2013 and 2014 model years. If the part breaks while the vehicle is in operation, a driver would be able to maintain control over the vehicle but it would lose power to the wheels and would coast to a stop. If it breaks when the car is parked on a hill, it could cause the vehicle to coast into another car or object and could injure pedestrians, GM said. It knows of “several dozen” fractures from warranty data, but is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition.
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