Lawsuit Calls For General Motors Recall of Faulty Wipers

Lawsuit Calls For General Motors Recall of Faulty Wipers

A federal lawsuit filed in Jefferson City, Montana is targeting General Motors Corp. for their defective windshield wipers that have caused approximately 11 accidents nationwide.  The couple that filed the suit is claiming that they had to replace the windshield wipers on their 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, after they proved to be malfunctioning in a storm. 

Despite their complaints to GM, the company refused to reimburse them for the cost of the replacement wipers. 

The existing problem with older GM vans, trucks and sports utility vehicles has not gone entirely unacknowledged by the major car company.  In 2003, 1.7 million vehicles were recalled by General Motors due to defective windshield wipers and motor covers. 

The lawsuit however is arguing that instead of recalling 1.7 million trucks and other vehicles, 7.5 million should have been recalled for safety problems involving the wipers. 

The lawsuit states that General Motors has “demonstrated a conscious disregard for the safety and well-being” of their customers who are still unknowingly operating faulty vehicles. 

In addition to the 11 accidents caused by GM windshield wipers, some 225,000 warranty claims have been filed regarding the problem.  Attorney Daniel Anderson who is representing the plaintiffs added that he is also aware of one serious injury that has resulted from the wipers. 

The lawsuit, which is seeking class action status, intends to mandate a thorough recall of all defective cars by GM in addition to reimbursement for repair costs. 

A spokesperson for General Motors has said that the company has no immediate comment on the suit. 

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