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Recall 15V162000

Tire Placard Does Not Provide Wheel Rim Size Information

Recall Details

The tire placard on the vehicle does not list proper wheel rim size. General Motors will send owners of affected vehicles a corrected label free of charge, and the owner can install on their own or seek dealers assistance for installation.

Our Quick Take

The tire placard on the vehicle does not list proper information about the wheel rim size. This can lead to replacing rims with improper sizing, leading to safety concerns operating the vehicle.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles in 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 15166.

Suspension & Steering, March 20, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 20, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
19,831
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V162000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured August 26, 2014, to February 9, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Trax vehicles manufactured October 13, 2014, to February 3, 2015. The affected vehicles have tire placards that do not provide the rim size information for the front or rear wheels. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less."
Consequence
If the label is missing front and rear rim size information, the owner may replace the rims with ones that are an incorrect size, increasing the risk of crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and will send owners a corrected label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, and Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15166.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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