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U.S. Regulators May Force GM to Expand Wiper Recall

Initial action taken in 2013 covered about 370,000 vehicles.

by on Nov.06, 2018

GM may be forced to recall an additional 1.7 million SUVs due to a faulty windshield wiper.

General Motors is under investigation by U.S. safety regulators that are considering forcing the company to expand a windshield wiper recall to cover 1.7 million additional sport-utility vehicles.

The company recalled 368,000 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs for the 2013 model year. The government is mulling having the expand the action to include vehicles from 2010 through 2016, according to multiple reports.

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GM issued the initial recall of the SUVs in August 2016 because the wipers could fail. Water and other debris could get into the wiper assembly ball joints, leading to wear and eventual joint failure.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 249 wiper failure complaints from owners whose vehicles weren’t included in the recall. No crashes or injuries were reported.

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GM claims it recalled the 2013 vehicles because warranty claims showed a higher than expected failure rate. The company added it is watching other model years and work with NHTSA on the probe.

The automaker just recalled more than 1.2 million full-size trucks and sport-utility vehicles to correct a steering problem causing crashes.

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The company reveals that the power steering may fail and then recover due to a voltage drop in the vehicle’s electrical system. The dip makes the vehicles more susceptible to a loss of control and a crash.

GM says it has reports of 30 incidents related to the problem, including two injuries. No deaths have been reported.

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The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups as well as Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. Also affected are 2015 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs.

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