GM is recalling certain 2018 Chevy Express and GMC Savana vans for incorrectly calibrated tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
The TPMS warning light on affected vehicles may illuminate when tire pressure reaches 37 PSI, not 41 PSI.
“If the low tire pressure telltale is not illuminated at the correct tire pressure, the driver may have less time to react to a low-tire-pressure situation, which could affect the driver’s ability to control the vehicle in certain situations and could increase the risk of a crash,” GM reports.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.” Roughly 94 vehicles are believed to be affected.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will check the PSI information on the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR) and tire placard match, and if the information is different the RCDLR will be reprogrammed. This repair will be done free of charge. The manufacturer 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 18255.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. Please refer to NHTSA campaign number 18V509000.