General Motors has announced a massive recall which is affecting a lot of vehicles using the Lambda platform, link because of a problem with the power rear hatch.
There are a total of 686,287 units of the General Motors vehicles which are affected by this problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected models are the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the GMC Acadia and the Saturn Outlook. NHTSA says that in these vehicles, the gas struts holding the power liftgate up when open may suddently fail and if this happens, the risk of injury will be increased.
“The affected vehicles, equipped with the power liftgate option, have gas struts that hold the power liftgate up when open. These struts may prematurely wear and the open liftgate may suddenly fall. If the open liftgate unexpectedly falls, it may strike a person, increasing their risk of injury”, says the NHTSA.
The affected models are the 2008 to 2012 Buick Enclave, produced between January 3, 2007, and February 29, 2012, the 2009 to 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, produced between July 6, 2008, and February 29, 2012, The 2007 to 2012 GMC Acadia, assembled between September 15, 2006, to February 29, 2012 and the 2007 to 2010 Saturn Outlook, produced between August 17, 2006, to March 18, 2010. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by General Motors and the company’s dealers will update the software for the power liftgate actuator motor control unit, free of charge. A notification schedule hasn’t been provided just yet but owners can contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Chevy at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782 or Saturn at 1-800-553-6000.