GM recalls were issued on Wednesday for the company’s 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and 2012 GMC Terrain vehicles. The recall is related to the tire pressure monitoring system which according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration isn’t up to federal standards.
The recall only effects Equinox and Terrains built from July 18 through Sept. 6, 33,964 vehicles in total. GM says customers can determine if their vehicles are included in those dates by checking the sticker located inside driver-side door jam.
GM completely redesigned the Equinox and Terrain models in 2010 and they have been big sellers since that time with Equinox sales numbers up 33% in September while Terrain vehicle sales increased by 45%.
According to GM the tire pressure warning light which is suppose to show when a tire is 25% below the recommend tire pressure was not illuminating when 25% below the recommended cold tire pressure.
According to USAToday:
An underinflated tire can cause tire overloading and overheating, leading to a blowout and possible crash. Not to mention it also wears out your tires, causes poor handling and cuts your fuel economy.
GM recalls are expected to begin in October and the body control module will be updated free of charge. Buyers looking for more information can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 or GMC at 866-996-9463.