GM Stops Sales Of Some 2015 SUVs After Goodyear Announces Tire Recall

If you were planning to purchase a General Motors SUV this weekend you might be out of luck. The automaker instructed dealers to halt sales on thousands of model year 2015 SUVs after Goodyear announced the recall of nearly 49,000 tires.

The Detroit News reports that GM has stopped the sale of nearly 6,000 model year 2015 Chevrolet Traverses, GMC Acadias and Buick Enclaves that may contain the recalled tires.

A spokesperson for GM says the company will work with Goodyear to reach customers of the aftermarket tires that have been found to crack.

GM’s action follows Goodyear’s announcement of a noncompliance recall that includes 48,500 Fortera HL tires made from November 20, 2014 through January 10, 2015.

The recall was initiated after a tire endurance test found “some of these tires could experience very small cracks in the thread,” the Detroit News reports.

In all, about 32,100 of the recalled tires were made for the Traverse, Acadia and Enclave SUVs, while the rest were sold in the aftermarket.

Goodyear says customers who have purchased the tires should have them replaced for free at a Goodyear retail store or authorized dealer.

GM stops sale of SUVs due to tire recall [The Detroit News]

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