Originally Posted by corocky1998
I got a flat tire on the way home from a successful antelope hunt this past weekend and the next morning I noticed I had a flat tire. Pretty annoying, but not a huge deal, it happens. I tried getting my spare tire down, but only the cable came down and not the tire. I never had this issue in the past, did some searching on YouTube and found this video that helped me get it down. Mine was not rusted like the one in the video, but it was filled with dirt that stopped the locking mechanism from releasing. Just want to share the video in case anyone else has the issue. I am definitely packing a large screwdriver with me from now on.
My 2011 Traverse had a spare tire lock like this one. But my 2017 does not. I haven't checked my 2016 Silverado, but I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't have one either. I'm suspecting GM isn't using them anymore, maybe for just this reason. Maybe someone else with a late model GM can comment.
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)
2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10