General Motors recently announced that its 2010 Cadillac DTS is the subject of a new safety recall in the United States, after the company discovered that 126 units fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110 – “Tire selection and rims”.
According to an official recall notification posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, “the tire and loading information label, which lists the proper tire and vehicle loading information, was not installed on the vehicle. In addition, there are two labels affixed to affected vehicles that incorrectly describe them as an incomplete vehicle.”
“One label is the vehicle certification label, which certifies that the vehicle conforms to all applicable US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety, bumper and theft prevention standards,” it is mentioned in the advisory. “The second label is the service parts identification label, which lists various components used in the manufacturing of the vehicle.”
Obviously, such a safety glitch doesn’t have too serious consequences over an affected vehicle but still, it can mislead the driver when trying to set the appropriate tire pressure.
“Driving the vehicle with tires that are not properly inflated could result in the tire overloading, premature or irregular wear, and/or poor handling increasing the risk of a crash,” GM warned in the NHTSA notification.
Contrary to regular recalls, GM won’t inspect the affected models but instead, it will mail the three correct labels to owners along with an installation manual. In case this proves to be a too difficult task, you can always take the vehicle and the labels to any official dealer and get them installed at no charge.