Massachusetts Chevy Dealers, like many others across the country, are currently scrambling to recover from the recent GM recall of hundreds of thousands of new cars and trucks.
General Motors announced, on Friday, March 29th, that it recalls a portion of its Chevrolet Cruze models for potential axle fractures as well as 490,000 trucks and SUVs for possible transmission cooler line problems.
The recall impacts the 2013 and 2014 1.4L turbo gasoline-powered Cruze. In addition to the Cruze, the recall impacts the all-new 2015 Chevy Tahoe, 2015 Chevy Suburban and the 2014 Silverado. The GM trucks and SUVs have been recalled because the transmission cooler line is not securely seated in the fitting, which could lead to a transmission oil leak.
These new recalls come at a difficult time for GM as the Detroit manufacturer goes before Congress to testify regarding the faulty switch in the Chevy Cobalt that leads to multiple fatalities. The good news is that there have been no crashes, fires, or injuries related to this current round of recalls.
According to Massachusetts Chevy Dealers, the recall has slowed sales. The timing has been difficult as March is traditionally a very strong month for dealers with pent up winter demand driving higher volume. Most of the Massachusetts Chevrolet dealers that we spoke with stated that they are currently repairing their inventory and should be back up to full capacity soon.
Everyone agrees that the most important thing is to make sure that the vehicles are properly repaired. If you own one of the recalled vehicles, you can bring your vehicle to your local MA Chevy Dealer where technicians can inspect your vehicle and make any necessary repairs.