Warren, MI – March 11, 2021 – General Motors (NYSE:GM) has recalled 33,838 vehicles whose tires may rupture out on the road. The recall includes the following models:
- 2020 Buick Enclave
- 2020 Cadillac Escalade
- 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV
- 2020 Cadillac XT4
- 2020 Cadillac XT5
- 2019-2020 Chevrolet Blazer
- 2018-2021 Chevrolet Express
- 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2020 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2020 Chevrolet Traverse
- 2019-2020 GMC Acadia
- 2018-2021 GMC Savana
- 2019-2020 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2020 GMC Yukon
- 2020 GMC Yukon XL
Before being placed in service, tires are “cured,” or given final shape, using a mold and a rubber “bladder.” The tires in question were accidentally cured for longer than necessary, making them prone to rupture and failure.
While the tires are being recalled by GM, they are part of a larger problem with Continental brand tires. This recall expands an earlier GM recall in November 2020 and includes more models that may be equipped with defective tires.
In its turn, Mercedes-Benz has also just announced that it would inspect over 2,500 cars due to the same issue. To read about warning signs that may indicate that the tires are defective, please see the recent article we wrote about that recall.
The defective tires may suddenly go flat. Additionally, the outer tread – which is the part that touches the road – could separate from the rest of the tire. Both conditions could cause the driver to lose control of the car and crash.
GM dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace vehicles’ tires for free. Notifications with more information will be sent to owners around April 12.
Recent Chevrolet recalls, GMC recalls
GM recalled nearly 6 million vehicles equipped with potentially dangerous Takata airbags in February. The airbags’ inflators may break apart after a crash and kill or injure the occupants of the car with sharp metal fragments.
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