By Jim Donovan: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of nearly 34,000 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles. The 2012 model year cross-over vehicles from General Motors have tire-pressure monitoring systems that fail to comply with federal safety standards.
Computers are designed to alert drivers if the air pressure in any of the vehicle’s tires fall 25 percent below the recommended cold inflation pressure. However certain models of 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles won’t illuminate the dashboard warning lights until internal tire pressures are more than 25 percent below recommended pressure levels. Under-inflated tires could overheat and blowout, possibly causing a collision with injuries.
General Motors will begin this month to notify customers affected by this NHTSA recall. Owners will be scheduled to bring their recalled vehicles in to a local dealership where mechanics will replace the faulty computer modules for free.
Owners of 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles with additional questions can contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 or GMC at 866-996-9463.