Certain Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick & GMC models equipped with all-wheel drive are experiencing damage to their wheel drive shaft threads. This issue arises when power tools are used to remove the wheel drive shaft nut.
Damaged Wheel Nut – Vehicles Affected
- 2021-2023 Cadillac XT5
- 2021-2023 Cadillac XT6
- 2021-2023 Chevrolet Blazer
- 2021-2023 Chevrolet Traverse
- 2021-2023 GMC Acadia
- 2021-2024 Buick Enclave
Owners Should NEVER Do This…
It’s crucial for owners of these models to avoid using power tools to remove the wheel drive shaft nuts. Instead, hand tools should be used exclusively to prevent damage.
Why This is Important
Using power tools can damage the threads of the wheel drive shaft, potentially leading to safety issues and additional repair costs. It’s also important to note that the wheel drive shaft nut is a single-use fastener and should be discarded after removal. Improper removal techniques can and will cause damage. Owners will not have this damaged fixed under warranty and GM dealer technicians who cause this damage will lead to warranty reimbursements for dealers to be denied.
For more detailed procedures on correctly removing and replacing the wheel drive shaft nut, owners and technicians should refer to the specific service information in Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) #23-NA-192.
Thanks to GM-Techlink for bringing this to our attention