WASHINGTON (June 27, 2013) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted General Motors Co.'s petition for inconsequential noncompliance in the case of 5,690 trucks with mislabeled tire placards.
A finding of inconsequential noncompliance means GM will not have to conduct a formal recall to correct the problem.
The vehicles in question—ranging from model years 2007 to 2013—include Chevrolet Silverado trucks, Suburban MPVs and Tahoe MPVs, as well as GMC Sierra trucks, Yukon MPVs and Yukon XL MPVs, NHTSA said in a June 27 Federal Register notice.
The trucks and MPVs are built with two front bucket seats, but their tire and loading placards say they have three front seating positions, GM told NHTSA. The auto maker said the error is negligible in regard to safety, because the trucks clearly have only two front seats.