GM stops sale of 6,000 SUVs due to tire recall

David Shepardson and Melissa Burden
The Detroit News

Washington — General Motors Co. has told its dealers to halt sales of about 6,000 2015 SUVs because of a pending Goodyear tire recall.

The recall by Goodyear covers tires on some 2015 Chevrolet Traverses, GMC Acadias and Buick Enclaves that could crack.

GM spokesman Alan Adler said the Detroit automaker will work with Goodyear to reach customers of the aftermarket tires. GM will reach out to its dealers and Goodyear will go after non-dealership points of sale.

Goodyear, in a statement, said the noncompliance recall includes about 48,500 Fortera HL tires that were made from Nov. 30, 2014 through Jan. 10, 2015. The tire company said a tire endurance test found “some of these tires could experience very small cracks in the tread,” but the problem is not a safety issue.

About 32,100 tires were made for the Traverse, Acadia and Enclave and the rest were sold in the aftermarket, according to Goodyear.

Goodyear said its customers should have tires replaced for free at a Goodyear retail store or authorized dealer. Customers with questions can call Goodyear at (800) 321-2136.

Automotive News reported the stop sale earlier Thursday.