May 19, 2003

GM recalls 1,750,000 trucks to fix wiper motors

Washington, D.C. – In the most recent list of recalls by the U.S. National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), General Motors is recalling 1,755,876 Astros, S-10 pickups, Blazers, Suburbans, Tahoes, Bravadas, Safaris, Sierras, Silverados, Jimmys, and Yukons from model years 1994 to 1997 to replace a windshield wiper motor that may fail due to cracked solder joints on the controller circuit board.

As well, GM is recalling 44,653 Trailblazer, Envoy and Bravadas, model year 2003, to replace the left-front brake pipe because it could fracture leading to loss of braking power.

Nissan is recalling 190,000 Altimas, model years 1994 to 1995, following reports that passenger air bag deployments in these vehicles had caused a number of moderate-to-severe eye injuries. Nissan will replace it with a new passenger air bag that is less powerful when it inflates in a crash.

29,482 2003 Toyota 4Runners are being recalled to replace the fuel pulsation damper which may have been improperly assembled and could leak fuel onto a hot engine causing a fire.

Full details about these recalls and others are available at the NHTSA’s web-site at

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