GM recalling vans for missing tire pressure monitoring system

Chevy Express 2016General Motors is recalling certain 2014-2016 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans for failing to have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

About 321 vans with a 159-inch wheelbase manufactured between Aug. 2, 2013 and Jan. 30, 2016 were shipped to final stage manufacturers without a TPMS, which violates Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.”

Without a TPMS, the driver would not be alerted if one or more tires became under inflated. Driving with under inflated tires increases the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners and dealers will install the hardware and software necessary to equip the vehicles with a TPMS, free of charge. GM has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 15819.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to Refer to NHTSA campaign number 16V184000.