General Motors has issued a safety recall for certain 2020 and 2021 model-year Chevy, Cadillac, Buick and GMC pickup trucks and crossovers as they may have been delivered with potentially defective tires.
The problem: according to GM, affected vehicles were delivered with Continental brand tires that were overcured during the manufacturing process.
The hazards: Continental says overcured tires “may experience a carcass break in the sidewall with sudden air loss or could develop a belt edge separation which could lead to partial or full tread/belt loss.” A tire failure or sudden loss of air pressure could increase the risk of a crash.
The fix: dealers will inspect affected Chevy, Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles and replace tires that have DOT number and production mold number combinations that reflect the defective units identified by Continental.
Affected components: Continental tires.
- 2020 Buick Enclave
- 2020 Cadillac XT5
- 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
- 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500
- 2020 Chevy Traverse
- 2020 GMC Acadia
- 2020 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2021 GMC Sierra 1500
Affected tire models on GM vehicles:
- 255/55R20 Continental Cross Contact LX20
- 255/70R17 Continental General Grabber HTS
- 255/65R18 Continental Cross Contact LX Sport
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 11,728 tires were recalled by Continental for being overcured, and according to the NHTSA, a total of 7,516 GM vehicles are affected by the recall.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected Chevy, Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/
- GM recall number: N202319030
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-800-333-4223
- Buick Customer Service: 1-800-521-7300
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153