NHTSA opens investigation Chevy Equinox windshield wipers

Per Automotive News

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday it is investigating whether General Motors should recall an additional 1.7 million crossovers for windshield wiper failures.

GM recalled 367,000 2013 GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox crossovers in the United States in August 2016 to address the problem.

But after receiving 249 complaints about similar problems, the federal agency said it is probing whether the recall should be expanded to include an additional 1.7 million vehicles from the 2010-2016 model years.

The automaker said it is cooperating with the NHTSA review.

GM said it recalled the 2013 GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox SUVs "because warranty data showed a higher-than-expected failure rate," adding it has continued to monitor field data on other model years of those vehicles.

GM noted that no crashes or injuries related to the issue have been reported.

NHTSA’s opening Investigation report can be found here