Two vehicle recalls were announced in the past week for Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in the U.S. and Jaguars in Great Britain.
General Motors recalled almost 34,000 of its GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox models due to a tire system problem that violates federal safety regulations. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the vehicles is supposed to turn on a warning light in the console when tire pressure is 25 percent under the cold pressure standard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the TPMS in these models fail to light up properly to alert the consumer about tire problems.
Tires that are not properly inflated are hazardous, as they are prone to overheating and potential blowouts. The NHTSA noted that tires that are under-inflated can also cause early or faulty wear, steering issues, and bad fuel mileage. The recalled cars are from the 2012 model year and were assembled between July 18th and September 6, 2011.
Across the pond in Britain, Jaguar recalled around 18,000 vehicles due to a cruise control problem. The recall involves diesel engine models in the X Type line made between 2006 and 2010. Jaguar received reports that in certain situations the cruise control function cannot be stopped in the proper way. India’s powerhouse carmaker Tata Motors bought Jaguar from Ford in 2008 for $2.3 billion.
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