hevrThe redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox hasn’t been on the road long but already it is facing a recall along with the 2018 GMC Terrain and 2017-18 model-year GMC Acadia.
GM is recalling the SUVs due to a driveshaft problem. The automaker says the right front intermediate driveshaft may fracture and separate while driving, which will cause the vehicle to lose propulsion, increasing crash risk. It could also result in a rollaway if it separates while the SUV is parked on a grade without its parking brake engaged.
GM says it first discovered the issue on July 20, 2017, at its San Luis Petosi assembly plant on a 2018 Terrain front wheel drive vehicle.
Dealers will replace the right front intermediate drive shaft assembly for free.
You can read the 2018 Equinox recall document on the NHTSA website.
There isn’t a notification schedule yet but owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number.