Today At GM: SUV Recalls, $275M Investments

General Motors is recalling more than 36,000 to fix tire pressure monitors, and will invest about $275 million at its Ft. Wayne, Ind., pickup truck plant.

GM recalls SUVs to fix tire pressure monitors 

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is recalling more than 36,000 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossover SUVs to fix tire pressure monitors that don't work right.

The company says the systems in the 2012 vehicles should warn drivers when tire pressure drops 25 percent below the recommended pressure. But in the recalled vehicles, the warning light doesn't come on until the tire pressure falls more than 25 percent.

Federal safety regulators say underinflated tires can overheat. That could lead to a blowout and a crash. But GM says it knows of no crashes or injuries caused by the problem.

The recalled vehicles were built between July 18 and Sept. 6 of 2011. Dealers will update a computer that controls the monitors free of charge.

GM to invest $275M in Indiana truck plant 

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says it will invest about $275 million at its Ft. Wayne, Ind., pickup truck plant.

The money will prepare the plant to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-sized pickups.

GM says the investment will add or keep 150 jobs, but a spokeswoman says she doesn't know how many new jobs will be created.

The Ft. Wayne plant now has 3,400 employees who work three shifts per day building the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

The new trucks are expected for the 2013 model year, but GM hasn't said when they'll go on sale.

GM said in May that it would invest $2 billion at 17 plants in eight states. The Ft. Wayne investment is the last announcement of the $2 billion.

More in Operations