July 12, 2019 — Toronto, Ontario — Rear Windows may have been a source of great inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock, but they are causing headaches for General Motors’ executives.
This week, GM recalled more than 150,000 pickup trucks sold in Canada to correct a fault related to the defrosting equipment in some models with power sliding rear windows.
Fortunately, for owners, the issue is not that the windows defrosting circuits were not able to produce enough heat. Unfortunately, the circuits have been shown to—on occasion—produce too much heat. According to the OEM, they may be able to get so hot that the vehicle would be set ablaze.
The OEM does not currently have a plan to replace the rear defroster units, and will order them removed from the recalled vehicles—but this is only an interim measure. GM has announced it will alert drivers to a second recall when replacement
The recall affects 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras.