GM Orders Stop-Sale on Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia

Cracked Goodyear tires cause GM to stop selling three new models until the tires are replaced.

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— If you were in the mood to buy a new Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse or GMC Acadia, you might have to extend your mood a little while longer. General Motors has ordered dealers to stop selling about 6,300 of those model year 2015 crossover SUVs because of problems with the Goodyear tires.

Those tires, 18-inch Fortera HL, were found during endurance testing to have small cracks in treads. Goodyear says over 32,000 of the tires were made specifically for GM SUVs, a problem that will eventually cause GM to order a recall on the vehicles.

Goodyear didn't say what is causing the tires to crack, but the problem is allegedly not a serious safety threat. GM said it is unaware of any accidents related to the defective tires.

The replacement tires will need to be mounted to the new GM SUVs before the vehicles can be sold. That will lift the stop-sale order but GM will also have to order a non-compliance recall to make sure all the SUVs have the tires replaced. will update this information once the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration releases final details about the Goodyear recall and the forthcoming GM recall.