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Recall 05V486000

Chevrolet Recalls 2006 Malibus Due to an Error on the Tire Label

Body, Interior & Misc., November 29, 2005
Affected Cars

Chevrolet

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Summary:

Chevrolet has recalled certain 2006 Malibu vehicles because the tire label lists an inappropriate size for the spare tire. The label lists a 15-inch spare, when it should be a 16-inch rim. Chevrolet has mailed out replacement labels to affected owners.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 29, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V486000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,351

Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THE TIRE LABEL TABLE SPECIFIED THE 15-INCH SPARE FOR THE FRONT DISC/REAR DRUM BRAKE SYSTEM AND IT SHOULD SPECIFY A 16-INCH SPARE TIRE SIZE.

Consequence: A 15' DIAMETER REPLACEMENT SPARE TIRE CAN NOT BE INSTALLED ON THE FRONT AXLE DUE TO A FIT INTERFERENCE WITH THE BRAKE CALIPER.

Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE MAILED A CORRECTED LABEL WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OR THE CUSTOMERS COULD HAVE THEIR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 29, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.

Notes: GM RECALL NO.05091. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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