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Windshield wiper Recall

April 2022: A recall affecting 682,000 compact SUVs was launched to address an issue with the windshield wipers failing. The recall covers the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain from the 2014 and 2015 model years. Ball joints in the wiper module can rust, causing one or both wipers to fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

Headlight Recall

March 2022: GM is recalling 740,000 small SUVs in the U.S. because the headlight beams can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers. The recall affects GMC Terrain SUVs from the 2010 through 2017 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says reflections caused by the headlight housings can illuminate some areas with too much light. This can reduce visibility for other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Rear Driveshaft Recall

February 2022:2021 full-size General Motors SUVs including Cadillac Escalade & ESV models, Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL models are being recalled BY GM becasue of a potential problem with their rear driveshafts.

GM recall number N212351030 (NHTS: 22V036000) states the rear-wheel driveshaft assemblies (CV joints, axle shafts, halfshafts) on these SUVs may have steel recirculating balls that were not properly heat-treated during their manufacturing phase, a problem that can lead to a shaft's complete failure and a loss of drive power, which subsequently could lead to a loss of control and possibly an accident.

Recalled vehicles will have the left and/or right halfshafts replaced at no cost by GM dealers.

Rear Brake Recall

November 2019:General Motors is recalling certain Chevrolet and GMC SUV and light-duty truck models over a problem that could lead to one of the rear wheels braking without warning.

The models affected are 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Tahoe and GMC Yukon , 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. The models affected are those with a 5.3L V8 engine, four-wheel drive and a 3.08-ratio rear axle ratio.

The recall involves one of the WSS sensors connected to the rear wheels. A sensor malfunction when the vehicle is moving between 41 and 60 mph (66 and 96.5 km/h) will cause the driveline-protection system to engage and apply the brakes to the wheel opposite the sensor. The sudden application of brake pressure at one rear wheel may cause the vehicle to pull or skid to one side, possibly resulting in loss of steering control and an accident.

The problem lies with an erroneous calculation of the rear-axle ratio by the control module. GM will update the stability control software to resolve the issue.

Antilock Brake Recall

August 2005: GM recalled 800,000 sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks in 14 northern states because corrosion was affecting the antilock brake system, leading to more than 200 low-speed crashes.

The recall involved the 1999-2002 model years of the Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL.

Road grime can wedge its way into a plastic piece that covers the ABS sensor near the wheel hub, resulting in salt corrosion.

The corrosion leads the sensors to activate the ABS system at speeds of 3.7 miles per hour to 10 mph, requiring a longer stopping distance. With the 2003 models, the ABS system in the vehicles was changed so it would start at speeds of 15 to 20 mph, Adler said.

GM said there have been 228 crashes reported at th e time, including 10 minor injuries. No fatalities were reported.

The company recalled about 150,000 pickups in eastern Canada in November 2004 from the same model years because of the condition in the antilock brakes.

NHTSA Safety Recall Link

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NHTSA Safety Recall Database

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