2014 Chevrolet Malibu Recalled Over Windshield Defroster Malfunction

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General Motors is recalling certain 2014 model year Chevrolet Malibu sedans over malfunctioning heating and air conditioning systems that may intermittently become inoperable when the vehicle is started, preventing the windshield defroster from working.
“These vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems (...) The inability to turn on the windshield defroster may decrease the driver's visibility thereby increasing the risk of a crash,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement.

42,696 vehicles manufactured from June 12, 2013, through November 5, 2013, are affected by this issue. The recall is expected to begin on December 6, when General Motors will notify owners and dealers will update the electronic climate control module software, free of charge.

Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300 (recall campaign number 13380) and the NHTSA Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
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