General Motors Issues Recall for about 368,000 Vehicles over Flawed Windshield Wipers
Linus Unah – Fourth Estate Contributor
Detroit, MI, United States (4E) – American car maker General Motors has recalled over 368,000 vehicles due to a defective part which could cause the windshield wipers to malfunction.
The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain which are GM models from 2013 were affected. GM was quoted by Fox News as saying that the ball joints used in creating the vehicles could wear away gradually, causing the windshield wipers to cease from working.
A report filed with government regulators the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that the driver’s visibility could be limited under certain conditions if the windshield wipers stop working, posing the risk of a crash.
The report also indicated that GM opened an investigation into wiper failures in March after a brand quality manager with the auto manufacturer, who used the GM’s Speak Up For Safety Program, pointed out that reports of windshield wiper failures in Canada posed safety issues.
The company finally decided to issue a recall earlier this month in the wake of thorough investigation into the wiper failures, the report added.
The company has said it will cover the repair costs once it is able to establish exactly when the problem will be fixed.
Owners of Chevrolet Equinox can call 1-800-222-1020, while owners of GMC Terrain can call 1-800-462-8782 for further information.