Missing Tire Pressure Monitor Leads to General Motors Recall

Missing Tire Pressure Monitor Leads to General Motors Recall
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April 18, 2016

A manufacturing oversight has prompted a recall from General Motors (GM).

The auto giant is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles equipped with a 159 inch wheel base. The affected vehicles were shipped to final stage manufacturers without a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

Without a TPMS, the driver would not be alerted if one or more tires became underinflated. Driving with underinflated tires increases the risk of a crash.

The manufacturer is including about 320 vehicles in this recall.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install the hardware and software necessary to equip the vehicles with a TPMS, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020 and GMC customer service at (800) 462-8782.