WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted General Motors L.L.C.'s request for inconsequential noncompliance in a case involving mismarked wheels on 130,088 GM vehicles.
The ruling means GM won't have to recall any of the vehicles in question, which were equipped with wheels marked with an unregistered date of manufacture, meaning that they did not comply with federal tire safety standards.
The mismarkings did not affect safety, and NHTSA has granted previous similar requests for inconsequential noncompliance, GM said in support of its petition.
The vehicles encompass a wide swath of recent GM SUV production, including the 2015-16 Cadillac Escalade, 2015-16 Cadillac Escalade ESV, 2015 Cadillac SRX, 2015-16 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2015-16 GMC Yukon, 2015-16 GMC Yukon XL, 2014-15 GMC Sierra, 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and 2015-16 Chevrolet Suburban, according to an April 16 notice in the Federal Register.
The notice can be found at gpo.gov.