General Motors has issued a safety recall for certain Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles for a problem related to the roof rail airbags.
The problem: affected vehicles, which range from the 2021 to 2022 model years, have factory Hankook tires that may have been manufactured with an insufficient amount of curative agent, which could cause tread separation.
The hazards: if the tire tread does separate, the driver is prone to losing control of the vehicle, and there will be an increased risk of a crash and injury to vehicle occupants.
The fix: GM dealers will inspect the tire DOT numbers and replace any affected tires, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 20, 2021.
Affected components: any of the four factory Hankook tires.
- 2021 Chevy Equinox
- 2022 Chevy Equinox
- 2021 GMC Terrain
- 2022 GMC Terrain
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 7,082 units were effected, and is comprised of both models across both model years.
Owners should: owners of affected vehicles can wait for GM to reach out to them, at which point they’ll be instructed to make an appointment with a dealership. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall action, they can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls that may be active on it. Affected owners can also reach out to Chevrolet or GMC directly using the contact information included below.
- GM recall number: N212343560
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020