The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced two recalls this week, one of which is directly related to glass—specifically glass not fully tempered. General Motors LLC is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Equinox vehicles. “The driver and front passenger door window glass may not be properly tempered. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 205, “Glazing Materials.”
The potential number of units affected is 379. GM will notify owners and dealers will replace the glass in the front doors, free of charge.
The second recall involves the Ford Transit 2015- 2017 models, where water may enter the trailer tow module and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short and possibly the deployment of seatbelt pretensioner.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will add a drainage hole in the driver’s door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle’s wiring harness, free of charge.