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General Motors recalls 217K vehicles to fix leak that can stop travel

The General Motors Canada office in Oshawa, Ont., is photographed on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Canadian manufacturers are keeping a close eye on the strike at General Motors in the U.S. as workers picket for a second day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling more than 217,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because transmission oil can leak, causing them to stop moving or possibly catch fire.

The recall covers certain versions of the 2018 through 2020 Chevrolet Equinox and Traverse as well as the GMC Terrain. Also included are the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and 2018 and 2019 Chevrolet Cruze and Buick LaCrosse, as well as the 2019 through 2020 Buick Encore and Enclave, the Cadillac XT4, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Blazer. The 2020 Cadillac XT6 also is covered.

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GM says in government documents posted last weekend that two bolts may be missing from the stop-start mechanism, allowing the fluid to leak.

The company says it has no reports of crashes, fires or injuries.

Dealers will inspect the mechanism and replace bolts if they’re missing.

The recall is expected to start December, 14.

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