So your driving home from visiting family about 40 miles out from home, you had a great day or maybe it was a terrible day (depending on your family lol) and bam! You get a flat tire. Okay no big deal I have a spare tire and i know how to swap out wheel. So you pull over to the side of the road, proceed to lower your spare tire with the spare tire hoist on your GM pick up or SUV. You start thinking to yourself “I got this this will take no time at all” as you lower the spare tire something happens. It stops! about 4 inches down and it stops moving. Now your in WTF! mode, so you kick it yank on it, and nothing works…. Let’s just stop right here because we know how this is going to end several hours later on a tow truck.
I see this problem almost every single time there is a GM vehicle with an externally mounted spare. Customer comes into our shop with a nail or something in the tire and asks us to put there spare tire on for them while we order the tire they want (If we don’t have it in stock) for there vehicle. 8 out of 10 times I encounter this problem on GM vehicles with that terrible tire hoist set up.
What has GM done to fix this. I don’t know. Just one of those things that makes me upset because that type of nonsense should never happen.