The defect: according to Transport Canada, the compliance label on certain vehicles does not list all of the information required by the Canadian government, as it lacks the suggested tire size for the vehicles and the suggested cold tire pressure for both the front and rear tires.
The hazards: Transport Canada says not having this information could lead customers to overinflate or underinflate the tires leading to “poor handling and/or a tire failure.” Over or underinflated tires “may cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash,” the safety agency also says.
The fix: General Motors will mail a new compliance label to 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer and 2020 Chevrolet Trax owners. The label can simply be stuck over top of the existing, incorrect label, but GM dealers will also install the label free-of-charge for owners who may need help doing so.
Affected components: compliance label.
Number of vehicles affected:
- 70 examples of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
- 51 examples of the 2020 Chevrolet Trax
Owners should: GM will mail owners of affected vehicles a new compliance label, at which point they can stick it over top of the faulty label. They can also make an appointment with their dealership to have the label installed free-of-charge. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.ca/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it.
- Chevrolet Canada toll-free number: 1 (800) 263-3777
- Transport Canada toll-free number: 1-866-995-9737
- Transport Canada recall numbers: 2020220 (Trax), 2020221 (Trailblazer)
- GM Canada Recall Centre website here