When ice and snow build up on the vehicle’s windshield and wiper attachment areas, the movement of the wipers becomes restricted. This can lead to loosening of the wiper arm, causing it to stop working and thereby increasing the risk of an accident.
Dealers will fasten the wipers tighter than factory requirements. GM will send letters to owners this month and repairs will be performed at no cost to owners.
Those who don’t reside in the cold-weather states can also ask to have their wiper arm nuts tightened.
The recall covers crossovers registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C.
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We find it interesting that 2010 and older Lambda-based CUVs (like the Saturn Outlook) aren’t part of the recall. We’re not aware that they use a different wiper arm/attachment configuration…