WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted the petition from McLaren Automotive Inc. for inconsequential noncompliance involving the tire pressure monitoring systems on certain McLaren vehicles.
The petition covered approximately 1,366 McLaren MP4 12-C Spyder and Coupe passenger cars, model years 2012-2015.
According to McLaren, a problem can arise when the TPMS malfunction indicator illuminates on those vehicles. If the malfunction is caused by an incompatible wheel sensor, the auto maker said, when the ignition is deactivated and then activated after a five-minute period, there is no immediate re-illumination of the malfunction indicator as required by the federal TPMS standard.
The indicator will illuminate within 40 seconds of the vehicle reaching 23 mph or better, McLaren said, which made the defect inconsequential as to vehicle safety.
Grant of the petition means that McLaren will not have to undertake a formal recall of the vehicles to correct the problem.
The notice granting McLaren's petition appeared in the Feb. 9 Federal Register. It can be found here.