GM Recalls Approximately 9,000 Vehicles for Windshield Defrosting
April 16, 2010
Motors Corp. has issued a recall for approximately 9,000 Chevrolet
Express and GMC Savana vehicles for an issue with the vehicles
windshield defroster/defogger systems, according to a report from
the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The model years affected are 2009 and 2010 and both are in the Model
According to the company, some of the vehicles do not comply with
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 103, Windshield
Wiping and Washing Systems. The vehicles were built with heating,
ventilation and air conditioning control knobs that may fracture
and spin on the control shaft, which could interfere with
the windshields ability to defrost, according to the NHTSA.
If this condition affects the defrost system when it is required,
it may decrease the driver's visibility, and could possibly result
in a crash, writes NHTSA.
Customer notification letters were set to go out this week, and
GM has said that its dealers will replace the control knobs free
The company says it began reviewing the knobs in issue in January
2010, according to a letter from GM to NHTSA, and then decided to
proceed with a noncompliance recall in early March. The majority
of the vehicles affected are the Chevrolet Express, for a total
of 8,057; approximately 1,080 GMC Savana vehicles are thought to
be affected. All of the vehicles in question were manufactured May
26-June 10, 2009, and July 27-August 31, 2009.
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