Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has told dealers in the US to stop delivery of nearly 6,300 of its 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers because of a pending recall to replace tires that are prone to cracking.
The tire maker, Goodyear, confirmed to Automotive News that it would recall about 48,500 of its 18-inch Fortera HL tires because it found "very small" cracks in the tread during routine testing. About 32,100 of the tires were made for the GM crossovers and another 16,400 were for the aftermarket, the company said.
A Goodyear spokesman said the company had notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the recall, adding that the cracks in the tread did "not indicate a safety issue."
A GM spokesman also said that the recall triggered GM's stop-delivery notice, which was sent to dealers on 16 Jan.
He went on to say that a total of 6,281 crossovers, accounting for 25,124 of the tires, are subject to the stop-delivery notice. The rest are aftermarket tires, he said.
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