GM Recalls 2010 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain

American carmaker General Motors is currently facing another recall, this time the first for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and 2010 GMC Terrain models. On a recent safety notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, GM announced that 59,031 units of the CUVs are to be recalled due to a potential problem in the HVAC system.

According to the official recall notification, the vehicles are being recalled “for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 103, ‘windshield defrosting and defogging systems’ and with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 101, ‘controls and displays.’”

“The software in the center instrument panel can cause the heating, air conditioning defrost, and radio controls, as well as the panel illumination to become inoperative.”
The direct consequence of such a problem is that the driver’s visibility can be strongly affected and therefore increasing the possibility of a crash.

Chevrolet and GMC dealers are expected to replace the computer modules in the center console to repair the problem. The repairs will be conducted free of charge for the consumer, with the recall is expected to begin sometime in January 2010.

“Driving without a functioning defrost system can decrease your visibility under certain driving conditions and could result in a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the computer module in the center instrument panel free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2010.”

Owners of any of these crossovers are invited to contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463 or by accessing the following link.
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