GMC Issues Wiper Recall, Lacks Parts to Fix Problem
July 15, 2022—GMC has recalled vehicles for windshield wiper failure, but the parts to fix the problem are not readily available.
According to ABC 8 News, GMC recalled 682,000 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs for wiper failure. Now, drivers are faced with the issue of their wipers not working compounding with an inability to get them fixed.
“We have announced the recall, but we are not executing it because we need to have our suppliers build the parts to begin repairs,” said GMC, according to ABC 8 News. “We apologize for any inconvenience. We understand concerns and frustration.”
As part of the recall, drivers should be able to get these wipers fixed at no cost. However, with this delay on parts, many drivers are left with having to watch weather reports before jumping in the car, or paying out of pocket to fix the wipers.
The fix can cost up to $1,000 because the issue stems from corrosion on the wiper modules of the vehicle that can cause ball joints to seperate.
Inoperative windshield wipers can result in an increased risk of crashes.
A GMC spokesperson named Daniel Flores gave ABC 8 News a recommendation for customers who are struggling.
“The customer should go to the dealer and ask if he qualifies for 6 year/150,000 mile special coverage,” Flores said.
Flores went on to say that if a customer does not fall under that special coverage then they will need to wait to be notified when parts become available to address the recall.