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GM Does Not Have the Parts to Fix Defective Windshield Wipers Modules

July 19, 2022

According to, General Motors issued a recall concerning defective windshield wiper module ball joints.*

The ball joints reportedly experience high wear and corrosion, leading to unsafe driving conditions in affected vehicles. General Motors issued a recall to repair the safety issue, but the auto manufacturer is now saying it does not have the parts to manage the recall. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall back in April for the 2014 and 2015 Chevy Equinox models and the 2015 and 2015 GMC Terrain vehicles due to the windshield wiper module issue.

The recall announcement states that the windshield wiper module joints can separate from their sockets. The only way to repair the defective windshield wiper module joints is to replace the whole wiper module. However, there are not enough whole wiper modules to handle the more than 681,000 affected vehicles. 

One Smithfield, Virginia resident stated in the news article that he still cannot drive his 2015 GMC Terrain in the rain due to safety concerns. He has been contacting General Motors, but the issue is still unsolved. 

GM issued a statement saying that it had announced the recall, but they could not perform the repairs because their suppliers needed to build the parts to begin repairs. GMC also offered an apology for any inconvenience. General Motors, and other car manufacturers, were facing chip shortages and were forced to build 95,000 vehicles without some parts. Those incomplete vehicles are expected to be completed and retailed by the end of the year.

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