General Motors has announced that they are recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles manufactured from July 18, 2011 through September 6, 2011 for failing to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138 “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” (TPMS). They stated that the tire pressure monitoring system is designed to illuminate the tire pressure warning light when tire pressure in a tire is 25% below the recommended cold tire pressure. On these vehicles, the light will not illuminate until the tire pressure is more than 25% below the recommended cold tire pressure.
Under-inflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to a blow out and possible crash. The resulting crash could cause serious injury. Under inflated tires can also result in premature or irregular wear, poor handling, and poor fuel economy.