DETROITGeneral Motors Co. has told auto dealers to stop delivery of about 6,300 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers because of a pending recall to replace Good-year tires that are prone to cracking.
Goodyear confirmed that it will recall about 48,500 of its 18-inch Fortera HL tires because it found very small cracks in the tread during routine testing. About 32,100 were made for the GM crossovers and another 16,400 were for the aftermarket, the company said.
A Goodyear spokesman said the company notified on Jan. 16 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the recall.
The Goodyear spokesman said the cracks in the tread do not indicate a safety issue.
The GM spokesman said Good-year's recall triggered GM's stop-delivery notice, which was sent to car dealers on Jan. 16. He said the problem will eventually lead to a non-compliance recall by GM.
The GM spokesman said 6,281 crossover vehiclesaccounting for 25,124 of the tiresare subject to the stop-delivery notice.
The rest are aftermarket tires, he added.
This report appeared in Automotive News, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.