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General Motors recalls nearly 400,000 SUVs for windshield wipers

Random wiper failure sounds like a recipe for some hairy rain driving.

In the meantime, it wouldn't hurt to keep about 300 bottles of Rain-X in your trunk.

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There's nothing more infuriating than a windshield wiper that leaves massive streaks of unwiped windshield. Except, perhaps, for a windshield wiper that is prone to failure at random times, potentially leaving you stuck in a rainstorm with no visibility. That's the reason behind GM's latest recall.

General Motors issued a recall for 367,808 examples of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers for wiper issues. Namely, a ball joint within the windshield wiper can corrode, which could lead to the failure of one or both wipers. Dysfunctional wipers can cause serious visibility issues if you're out in the rain and they start acting up.

Thus far, GM has been notified of one accident and one injury linked to this recall, according to Edmunds.

GM will notify owners of these vehicles, but don't go taking your utility vehicle to the dealership just yet. As of this writing, the company has not yet devised a fix for its corroding wiper ball joints. Thus, the recall hasn't technically started yet, even though it's been announced. Better than keeping owners in the dark, though.

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