General Motors is conducting a recall of two of their vehicles due to a defective tire pressure device, according to recent news sources.
About 36,000 vehicles are subject to recall. The models affected by this recall are the Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC Terrain crossover SUVs. The models of the 2012 model year are equipped with the faulty system.
The system is designed to warn drivers when the tire pressure in their vehicle is below 25 percent of what it should be according to industry standards. However, in these vehicles the warning is only activated when the tire pressure is under 25 percent total.
Tires that aren’t inflated enough can easily overheat. This increases the risk of a blowout, and, as a result, a crash. Right now General Motors has not reported any injuries in relation with this recall.
The affected vehicles were built from July 18, 2011 and September 6, 2011. Consumers with these vehicles can visit a dealership to get a free software update.
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