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Is there a recall on Chevy transmissions?

Is there a recall on Chevy transmissions?

General Motors has recalled 194,105 of its vehicles in the U.S. built between 2018 and 2020 due to a potential oil transmission leak that could lead to a loss of power. The bulk of the recall affects the Chevrolet Cruze from 2018 and 2019 model years, but other Buick, Cadillac, and Chevrolet vehicles are also included.

What was wrong with the GM ignition switch?

The faulty ignition switches were a huge problem — drivers could inadvertently knock them to “off” or “accessory” mode while driving, if, say, they were using a heavy keychain. Once that happened, the engine would shut off and cars would lose their power steering and power braking capabilities.

Can you get a new car if yours is recalled?

A recall does not mean you get a new car or get your money back. It means that whatever part is subject to the recall will be replaced or repaired for free – even if your warrnaty has expired.

How do you find out if all recalls have been performed?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed an online search tool where drivers can find out if a specific car has been recalled and why. The car companies will have to provide at least 15 years of data for the tool, at, and update their information every seven days.

How do you know if a recall has been performed?

Call the authorized dealership and let them know you are interested in finding out if your vehicle has been recalled. Provide them with the VIN. Once they pull up the VIN they will determine if your vehicle was in fact involved in a recall and if the recall had been performed.

Can I check the history of a car for free?

You can get a free VIN check at the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), or Just pop in your car’s digits and these sites will do the VIN lookup and give you information on the vehicle.

How can I get a free car report?

As you browse a dealer’s used car inventory, look for links to free CARFAX Reports. If a link is unavailable, contact the dealer and ask them for the CARFAX Report. Free CARFAX Reports are available at many car dealerships in your area. Just ask the dealer when you visit their showroom.

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