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GM recalling 59,000 2010 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain CUVs over faulty defrosters

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General Motors' hot selling new Theta platform crossovers, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and 2010 GMC Terrain, face their first recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that GM will recall some 59,031 units of the popular CUVs due to a potential problem in the HVAC system.

According to NHTSA, an unspecified fault in the system's software programming can render the heating, air conditioning, defroster, radio control, and panel backlighting to be rendered inoperative. Without properdefrosting and defogging capabilities, visibility can be deminished, increasing the result of a crash. (Presumably, you all can drive safely without use of the tunes)

In any case, beginning in January, Chevrolet and GMC dealers will be instructed to replace the computer modules in the center console to repair the problem. If you're an owner of one of these crossovers, click through to the jump for instructions on how to contact Chevrolet or GMC for further information.



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[source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration]

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That's an odd one.... but look at the reaction time by GM compared to the reaction time for Toyota's recalls.

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That's an odd one.... but look at the reaction time by GM compared to the reaction time for Toyota's recalls.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Assuming 59K is the number of vehicles sold, it is not bad sales number for the duo in about 6 months.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that GM will recall some 59,031 units of the popular CUVs due to a potential problem in the HVAC system.

Keyword bolded.

Timing of GM's reaction was quick.

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Lol.

Had this been a brand new Toyota model with a recall I doubt anyone here would be talking about how quick Toyota was to find and correct the issue.

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Lol.

Had this been a brand new Toyota model with a recall I doubt anyone here would be talking about how quick Toyota was to find and correct the issue.

Actually, we'd be making fun of them in another way....

"What? I thought step one was to blame the owners for poor maintenance!"

"At least a police officer and his family didn't have to die for Toyota to fix this one."

"Quick! Buy stock in zip ties!!"

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