GM Recalls Certain Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Models, for Windshield Wiper Defect
May 13, 2011

The 2011 Chevrolet Colorado Canyon is one of two vehicles involved in GM's latest recall.

General Motors (GM) Corp. has issued a recall for its 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and 2011 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured between September 22, 2010, and November 5, 2010, due to a windshield wiper defect. The company says 4,674 vehicles potentially could be affected.

GM reported the recall to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration on May 5.

According to the company, in some of these vehicles, the windshield wiper motor crank arm nut may not be tightened to specification, and, when the wipers are operated with a build-up of snow or ice, or if the wipers are operated on a dry windshield, the nut could loosen, according to GM. If the nut loosens, the wipers will no longer operate, GM reports in its notification to NHTSA.

Company officials says its dealers will secure the wiper motor crank arm nut free of charge, and that owners were expected to be contacted starting May 11.

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