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Recall 08V108000

Tire Pressure Monitoring Warning Does Not Work Properly

Recall Details

The tire pressure monitoring system may not function properly and may not warn a driver of low tire pressure. Dealers will reprogram the remote control door lock receiver module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The system that warns the driver of low tire air pressure may not function properly. A driver may experience a low or flat tire without warning.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in March 2008. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 70340.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, March 11, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 11, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,586
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V108000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
GM IS RECALLING 4,586 MY 2008 CADILLAC STS AND STS-V PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, 'TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS' (TPMS). THE STANDARD REQUIRES AN INDICATION TO THE DRIVER FOR CERTAIN TPMS MALFUNCTIONS. WHEN THE SYSTEM DETECTS A MALFUNCTION, THE LOW TIRE WARNING LIGHT SHOULD FLASH FOR ABOUT ONE MINUTE AND THEN STAY ON THE REMAINDER OF THE IGNITION CYCLE. A DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER MESSAGE WILL ALSO BE DISPLAYED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.
Consequence
THESE INDICATIONS OF A SYSTEM MALFUNCTION DO NOT WORK. PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCK RECEIVER MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 70340. 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
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