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Recall 05V486000

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

Recall Details

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 29, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 29, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,351
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V486000
Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

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.
Notify
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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