A voluntary recall has been issued for more than 50,000 crossover vehicles manufactured by General Motors Company including the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia passenger vehicles distributed in model years 2011 and 2012 due to a risk of hindered visibility caused by a defective windshield wiper arm. The potentially malfunctioning windshield wipers were installed on vehicles distributed to dealerships in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. The recall only impacts vehicles in states that might put the vehicles at risk of being covered in ice or snow.
The windshield wiper arms installed on affected vehicles may become loose and cease to function if their movement is impaired by snow or ice collecting on the windshield. The risk of an automobile collision can be heightened by the lack of visibility caused by a malfunctioning windshield wiper in inclement weather.
Owners of affected vehicles in these states can return them to authorized General Motors dealers will tighten the wiper arm fastener nuts, at no cost to the consumer.
As a San Francisco car accident attorney I hope this recall can be carried out effectively before anyone is injured by this potential safety risk. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an automotive collision linked to a defective vehicle, please consider discussing your legal options with an Oakland auto accident lawyer.