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In late January, General Motors announced a stop-sale for about 6,281 examples of the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave because of the possibility for the treads cracking on their 18-inch Goodyear Fortera HL tires. At the time, GM said that this would also eventually lead to a safety campaign to repair the problem, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just published those details.

GM's recall covers 5,876 of the three Lambda platform crossovers to replace their tires. According to NHTSA, if the treads crack, there could be a loss of pressure and possible failure.

Goodyear already announced its own recall of the tires after internal testing found small tread cracks. The company did not believe this was safety issue, but the problem did put the rubber out of compliance with federal laws. The business's safety campaign covered an estimated 48,512 tires. Of those, around 32,000 were reportedly made for GM to either be fitted to vehicles or sold as replacements. The remainder went to the aftermarket. Goodyear's portion of the recall is expected to begin around February 20.
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RECALL Subject : Tire Tread Cracking/FMVSS 110
Report Receipt Date: JAN 28, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V044000
Component(s): TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,876
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
BUICK ENCLAVE 2015
CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 2015
GMC ACADIA 2015

Details
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 14, 2015, 2015 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 20, 2015, and 2015 GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 16, 2015, and all equipped with Goodyear P255/65R18 Fortera HL tires. These vehicles are equipped with tires that may experience tread cracking. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 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 tire treads crack, a loss of tire pressure and possible tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires that were manufactured within a specific date range, free of charge. This manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 15025/15067. Note: This recall is for Goodyear P255/65R18 Fortera HL tires installed as original equipment. For tires that were purchased as replacement equipment, see recall 15T-002.

NOTES:
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.


RECALL Subject : Tread Cracking/FMVSS 139
Report Receipt Date: JAN 23, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15T002000
Component(s): TIRES
All Products Associated with this Recall
Tire Brand Name Tire Line / Tire Size Production Dates
GOODYEAR FORTERA HL / P255/65R18 109S 11/30/2014 - 01/10/2015

Details
Manufacturer: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

SUMMARY:
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear) is recalling certain Fortera HL P255/65R18 109S tires manufactured November 30, 2014, to January 10, 2015. The affected tires experienced cracking of the tread during tire endurance testing inspection. Thus, these tires fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, "New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles."

CONSEQUENCE:
If the tires experience tread cracking, it may result in a loss of tire pressure and possible tire failure, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:
Those tires installed as original equipment on certain 2015 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia are being replaced free of charge by General Motors under safety recall 15V-044. GM will notify the affected vehicle owners. Replacement equipment tires are being replaced free of charged by Goodyear. Goodyear will notify all owners for which it has registration information. The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2014. GM vehicle owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 15025/15067. Owners of replacement equipment tires may contact Goodyear at 1-800-592-3267.

NOTES:
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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