50,000 Vehicles Recalled by GM Due to Visibility Defect

Posted on April 12, 2012

The risk of a loss of visibility has caused yet another massive automobile recall that affects vehicles across the entire country.

This time, the recall concerns 2011 and 2012 Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia vehicles.  General Motors, the corporation responsible for making the vehicles, announced the recall, which affects about 50,000 automobiles in total.

The issue concerns a faulty windshield wiper, which if you follow recall information has been a common cause for a recall as of late.  During winter weather conditions, ice and snow can accumulate on the blades, negatively impacting their ability to move and causing the wiper blades themselves to loosen.  When this happens, visibility is compromised and there is a greater risk of a vehicle crash.

Although the vehicles are available across the entire country, not every state is affected by the recall for the simple fact that not every state is forced to endure winter weather conditions.  Therefore, vehicles that have been registered in such high temperature states as Florida are not being recalled.

General Motors will begin contacting owners this month, at which point consumers will be able to bring their vehicles in to a dealer to get the wiper blades’ fasteners tightened at no charge.

As a car accident lawyer in Riverside, I’m still amazed by the overwhelming number of automobile recalls that take place.  I know that these are technologically complex machines, but I can’t help but think as a Riverside personal injury lawyer that manufacturers can do a lot better when it comes to consumer safety.

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