Just the thought having of car troubles brings up some serious PTSD. After my car broke down TWICE on my 27 hour road trip from Indiana to Idaho, I don't take any chances anymore. I'm also convinced that I have the worst car luck ever. I'm actually surprised to see my car was not on this list of GM recalls but double-check for yourself to see if yours is. GM is warning of a transmission oil leak that could cause your vehicle to suddenly stop, or even cause it to catch fire. This has lead GMC to recall over 217,000 vehicles in North America.

The vehicles affected by the recall include:

The 2018 through 2020 Chevy Equinox, Traverse and GMC Terrain, the 2019 through 2020 Buick Encore and Enclave, the Cadillac XT4, the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Blazer. The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and 2018 through 2019 Chevrolet Cruze and Buick LaCrosse, as well as the 2020 Cadillac XT6 have also been recalled because of the leak.

Government documents were filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and posted last weekend. In the documents GM states 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 any affected car and replace any bolts that could lead to the leak if needed. Owners will be notified pf the recall beginning on December 14. However, you can check to see if your vehicle is involved in the recall yourself by visiting the NHTSA website or NHTSA's new recall app.