The American based automotive giant General Motors has just announced a recall which will affect 34.000 units of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the two models affected have been recalled because of a faulty Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) which is alerting drivers when the tire pressure is 25 percent below the recommended cold tire pressure, and it seems that on the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, the system isn’t alerting the driver until the pressure is more than 25 percent below.
The NHTSA is recommending owners of the vehicles mentioned above not to ignore the recall because the TPMS problem might lead to overloading and overheating the tire which could blowout and in that case a crash is inevitable. Besides the potentially dangerous situation, ignoring the recall can also lead to poor fuel economy, irregular tread wear or poor handling.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn’t report any accidents or injuries because of the faulty Tire Pressure Monitoring System and it seems that no complaints have been received yet.
General Motors didn’t announce when owners of the affected vehicles will have to make a trip back to the dealership to update the BCM (Body Control Module) at no cost.
Owners of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs can contact Chevrolet at 1.800.-630-2438, GMC at 1.866-996-9463 and the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.