General Motors will be recalling the windshield wiper module on 367,808 units of Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. The Chevrolet Equinox model with build dates between 17th April 2012 and 15th August, 2013 will be recalled. On the other hand, the GMC Terrain model with build dates between 17th April 2012 and 12th August 2013 will be recalled by the automaker. It is said that the ball joints between the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are faulty. They can corrode and fall out of the socket. So, if this happens, it could stop one or both the wipers from operating.
This problem could actually give rise to a major issue. This problem could increase the risk of crash if the parts fall during the time of rain. The problems in the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain were discovered by GM On 15th Dec, 2015. This issue was mentioned by a brand quality manager to GM’s Speak up for Safety campaign in Canada. A formal investigation was opened by the company on 9th March, 2016. Initially, the warranty data showed higher rates of failure in Canada data than in the United States. So, GM intended to conduct the recall in Canada first. However, more data from U.S. prompted GM to conduct a recall over there too.
However, General Motors does not specify whether there are any mishaps from these parts breaking. The automaker says it does not know the actual cause for the windshield wiper modules issues. As a result, the firm could not decide how to fix this issue. GM does not tell the NHTSA about the customer notifications dates. It is said that the automaker is currently working to offer special editions of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. Spy shots suggest that new gen models are on the way. They are likely to arrive in the year 2017 for 2018 MY.