by Bob Beranek
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It looks like the GM recall bug is biting again. I really feel for the issues that GM is going through right now. First, they barely avert bankruptcy and now they have a rash of recalls that are affecting a number of vehicles that exceed the total number of vehicles sold in the last five years. Wow, that hurts. However, GM has been beaten down before and always came out bigger and better than before.

Let’s hope that GM gets their quality control in order and that no more motorists are injured or killed because of preventable defects. The following are two more recalls for GM that either directly or indirectly relate to auto glass installation.

The first is the recall on the wiper system of the new Cadillac CTS. The circumstances are such that the odds of having to do this in the field are very slim but there is a chance that it could be blamed on you after the fact. Just be aware of this issue and remind the customer of the recall.

Recall two does not directly relate to the glass, but we are frequently removing fuses to disable or reset systems in the vehicles we work on. If we displace or loosen the fuse block we could cause some severe issue to the vehicle and to the driver. Again, be aware and informative to your customer on these issues and urge them to have their defects repaired by the dealer.

Report Receipt Date: MAY 15, 2014  NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V253000  Component(s):  Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,225

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make, Model, Model Year(s)

CADILLAC CTS 2014

Details

4 Associated Documents

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured June 10, 2013, through February 26, 2014. If the vehicle is turned off with wiper functionality left on and the wipers then become restricted, such as when covered in ice or snow, and the vehicle’s battery goes dead and needs to be jump started, upon being jump started, the wipers will be inoperative.

CONSEQUENCE:

An inoperative windshield wiper system may decrease the driver’s visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM’s number for this recall is 14157.

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Report Receipt Date: MAY 20, 2014 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V265000

Component(s):  Potential Number of Units Affected: 58

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make, Model, Model Year(s)

CHEVROLET SILVERADO HD2015

GMC SIERRA HD2015

Details

2 Associated Documents

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD vehicles manufactured January 8, 2014, through February 27, 2014, and 2015 GMC Sierra HD vehicles manufactured January 9, 2014, through February 14, 2014, and equipped with a 220 Amp Generator (RPO KW5). In the affected vehicles, the retention clips that attach the fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose allowing the fuse block to move out of position. If this occurs, exposed conductors in the fuse block may contact the mounting studs or other metallic components, causing a short to ground event.

CONSEQUENCE:

This could result in an arcing condition, and combustible materials located nearby could ignite and result in an engine compartment fire.

REMEDY:

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuse block to verify that it is properly secured, repairing it as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM’s number for this recall is 14208.

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Comment (1)

  1. DAVE said on 05-06-2014

    “First, they barely avert bankruptcy and now they have a rash of recalls that are affecting a number of vehicles that exceed the total number of vehicles sold in the last five years. Wow, that hurts.”

    Bob, I am more sorry for all the deceased people GM killed from their ignition switch failure. Probly hurts a lot more to die from that

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