Warren, MI – April 5, 2022 – General Motors (NYSE:GM) is recalling 681,509 vehicles with defective windshield wipers. This increases the risk of a crash.
The recall includes the following SUVs:
- 2014 – 2015 Chevrolet Equinox
- 2014 – 2015 GMC Terrain
The operation of the wipers is controlled by the windshield wipers’ module. In this recall, the ball joints – which are important for the movement of the various parts – in the module may rust and separate from their sockets due to what appears to be faulty design.
This means that when the windshield wipers may fail to perform obstructing the driver’s view.
The defect increases the risk of a crash or injury to the driver, passengers and other motorists.
Other recent GM recalls
Last month, there was a GMC Terrain recall that involved the 2010-2017 model-years due to blinding headlights, as reported.
In September 2021, there was a Chevrolet Equinox recall due to the risk of loss of vehicle control because of faulty tires. The recall also included GMC Terrain SUVs, as reported.
In August 2021, there was a Chevrolet recall. The recall – that encompassed Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles – was necessitated by faulty airbags whose inflators may rupture at any point even when there is no crash.
To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the front windshield wiper module free of charge. Owners who have already paid for the repairs out of pocket will be reimbursed. Letters with more information will be sent to the drivers starting May 2, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 680,000 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles are included in this recall. To do a GM recall check, please, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.