The recall affects certain models for failing to comply with a federal motor vehicle safety standard that involves windshield defrosting and defogging systems. The software in the center instrument panel for certain vehicles can cause the heating, air-conditioning, defrosting and radio controls (as well as panel illumination) to stop working.
This can be especially dangerous if the defrosting system fails and a driver’s visibility becomes obscured, possibly leading to an accident under many different driving conditions.
Dealers will replace the computer module in the center instrument panel for free. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.