GM Recall: 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, problems listed

By Posted 27 Oct 2011, 18:34

It was only a few days ago that we told you about the Harley Davidson recall affecting thousands of bikes. Now we are back to the four wheeled variety with a GM recall that affects the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, and we have the problems listed for you.

The car manufacturer is recalling the small SUVs from the 2012 model year, and according to USA Today the problem concerns a faulty tire pressure monitoring system. The system is not up to federal standards according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It is affecting a just under 34,000 Equinoxes and Terrains, which were manufactured from July 18th through to September 6th 2011. You can find the build date of your car by looking for a sticker that can be found just inside the driver-side door jam.

Both vehicles have been quite successful for GM as it has been selling them as quick as the company can make them. Both models have undergone a complete redesign, and began life as 2010 models with sales steadily growing. In September sales figures were up 33 percent for the Equinox compared to last year, while Terrain sales rose by 45 percent.

The pressure monitoring system is designed to show a tire warning light when the pressure drops 25 percent below the recommended cold tire pressure. With the recalled models the warning light doesn’t light up until the tire pressure is more than 25 percent below the recommended pressure.

Having tire pressures that are to low could lead to tire overloading and overheating, which can result in a blowout and possible crash. It will also wear your tires out more quickly and will affect handling and fuel economy. GM will start the recall this month with dealers updating the control module free of charge. If you want more information owners can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463.

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