General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 194,000 2018-to-2020 vehicles due to a possible transmission fluid leak. The leak is caused by a component of the vehicle's start/stop system that may have been improperly installed.
More specifically, the transmission start/stop accumulator may not have been bolted down. As a result, the transmission fluid could leak and cause the transmission to shut down. If this happens, a loss of power at the wheel could occur, increasing the risk of collision.
In addition, if the fluid leaks on a hot component, it could potentially cause a fire. GM states that to date, it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this defect.
The problem affects models from all four of the automaker’s divisions.