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GM Recalls 2011 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Pickups

2011 GMC Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9

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General Motors has announced the recall of 4,674 model year 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, manufactured from September 22, 2010 through November 5, 2010.

At issue is the windshield wiper motor crank arm nut, which may not have been tightened to the specified value at installation.  The nut could work loose if the wipers are operated with a buildup of snow and ice on the windshield, or if the wipers are operated on a dry windshield. Should the nut securing the wiper arms in place loosen significantly, the wipers may fail to operate, leading to a loss of visibility and a heightened risk of a crash.

Since repair parts will not be needed, the recall is expected to begin immediately. Owners will be notified via mail, and dealers will inspect the wiper arm crank nut for the proper tension. Owners with questions or concerns can reach Chevrolet’s customer service at (800) 630-2438, while GMC’s customer service can be reached via phone at (866) 996-9463. Owners can also reach GM’s customer service via the internet at

The campaign marks the second recall for the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon this year. A recall announced last January involved the rear axle cross pins, which may not have been properly heat-treated prior to installation.

[National Highway Traffic Safety Administration]

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  1. Our company has a 1997 S-10 with this problem. Does it get a recall too? It's a very scary thing NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE!
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