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Recall 16V582000

Windshield Wipers Stop Working

Recall Details

The windshield wiper module ball joints may corrode and wear over time, resulting in the wipers failing to operate. Dealers will make repairs (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing) free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The windshield wiper system may stop working due to corrosion building up within the joints of the wiper module. This can result in reduced visibility and a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet or GMC truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in September, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 25302.

Electrical & Lights, August 4, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 4, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
367,808
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V582000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the ball joints in the windshield wiper module may corrode and wear over time, possibly resulting in one or both of the windshield wipers becoming inoperative.
Consequence
Inoperative windshield wipers may reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. An interim notice was sent to owners on September 8, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 25302.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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