Recall Central: Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain Recalled For Tire Pressure Sensors

The Problem: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 138 requires the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to alert drivers when tire pressure is 25 percent below the recommended cold tire pressure. On Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs, the system doesn’t alert the driver until tire pressure is more than 25 percent below cold tire pressure. Underinflated tires pose a potential safety hazard; overloading and overheating the tire could blowout potentially leading to a crash. Other problems due to underinflated tires include: poor fuel economy and/or handling, and premature or irregular tread wear.

The Fix: GM will begin contacting owners this month. GM dealers will update affected vehicles’ Body Control Module (BCM) at no cost. Owners can call Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 or for more details.

Number of Vehicles Affected: GM is recalling 33,964 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and 2012 GMC Terrain SUVs manufactured from July 18, 2011, through September 6, 2011.

Source: NHTSA

Please re-consider of looking at 2011 Models as well. I purchased a 2011 GMC Terrain on June 9, 2011. I have taken the vehicle back to the dealershop 3 times for the Tire Pressure issies. The car dealership was on the the telephone with Tech Support for over three hours/ back and forth trying to figure out what was going on. They replaced the control panel. But, occassionally it still comes on. Please re-consider deeper research and considering looking at 2011 Models as well.
Oh dear, where that lady crying before congress about all the air escaping from her tires during sudden acceleration?

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