At least 321 General Motors (GM) vans are being recalled in the U.S. after federal authorities discovered that the vehicles could pose serious dangers to motorists if drivers fail to detect insufficient air pressure in the tires, edmund.com reported on April 18.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014-2016 models of GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express do not have tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to alert drivers if their vehicle’s tire pressure is too low.
The NHTSA stressed that vehicles are at a high risk of being involved in accidents if the tires are under-inflated. A spokesperson for the automaker has not responded if there are any reported accidents or injuries connected to the recall. GM dealers will repair the affected vehicles by installing the necessary tire pressure monitoring systems.
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