Faulty Tires Spark GM SUV and Pickup Recall

While he’s not a gangster by any means, he is in the somewhat shady money-lending business, and he does deal with a nefarious character or two. In that light, we think he’d do his best to channel his inner Tony Soprano, and drive nothing without a Laurel Wreath on its snout. Well, that’s not entirely accurate as Cadillac has dropped the Laurels on its latest models, which include Shylock’s chosen car, the Escalade ESV. Yes, like the one Tony drives in the final seasons of his show.

General Motors has issued a recall for more than 1,400 full-size SUVs and pickup trucks so it can replace tires that could fail.

The campaign covers Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs, along with Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks.

The Continental tires on the affected trucks may be affected by a manufacturing defect that could cause the steel belts under the tread to separate. This could cause uneven tread wear and bulging, which would be made evident by vibration while the truck is in motion. Continued use of the tires could cause them to fail completely. GM is asking its dealers to replace the tires on affected trucks, sold as 2015 and 2016 models.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.