Warren, MI – September 15, 2021 – General Motors (NYSE: GM) has recalled 7,082 vehicles whose drivers may lose control of these vehicles due to faulty tires. This increases the risk of a crash or injury.
The recall includes the following SUVs :
- 2021 Chevrolet Equinox
- 2022 Chevrolet Equinox
- 2021 GMC Terrain
- 2022 GMC Terrain
Before going on the road, tires in all vehicles undergo a process that is called “curing.” The curing process is what makes the tires hold their shape and maintain contact with the road while driving.
Due to a supplier error, the tires in the recalled vehicles were made with an insufficient amount of curative agent. As a result, the tread of these tires – which is the part that makes contact with the road – may separate from the rest of the tire, making the driver lose control of the vehicle.
According to GM, “drivers may hear noise or feel a vibration while driving. A bulge in the tread may also be noticeable.”
Tread separation may occur at a high speed, increasing the risk of an accident and death or injury for the occupants of the car and motorists around them.
Other relevant recalls
In March, General Motors recalled 33,838 vehicles whose tires may rupture out on the road. The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox was recalled in December of last year because of faulty seat belts that could separate in the event of a crash. In the same month The 2018-2020 Chevrolet Equinox cars were part of a large-scale recall initiated because of potential fuel leaks in the same month, as reported.
The 2018-2020 GMC Terrains were also included in the above recall.
GM dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace vehicles’ tires for free. Owners will be notified around September 20.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 7,000 vehicles are included in this GM tire recall. To see if your car is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.