GM is missing parts to handle recall issued

General Motors issued a recall for two of its vehicles earlier this year, but the car company reportedly does not have enough parts to address the recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall in April for the 2014 and 2015 Chevy Equinox and the GMC Terrain due to an issue with the vehicles’ wiper modules.

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FILE: A GMC logo is displayed on the grille of a vehicle at the New York International Auto Show, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File/AP Images)

The ball joints in the wiper modules were subject to high corrosion and wear, which put them at risk of separating from their holders. The only remedy was to replace the entire wiper module.

However, it appears that there aren’t enough to deal with more than 681,500 vehicles that GM issued a recall in the first place.

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Smithfield, Virginia resident John Wayne Warren told WAVY 10 On Your Side that for safety reasons he still cannot ride his 2015 GMC Terrain in the rain.

He said he had a back-and-forth with the company, but the situation remains unresolved.

FOX Business has reached out to GM for more information about that recall.

In a statement to the station, GMC said it has “announced the recall, but we are not executing it because we need to have our suppliers build the parts to begin repairs.”

“We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We understand the concerns and frustration,” the company said in a statement.

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Meanwhile, General Motors, faced with a shortage of chips and other parts, has been forced to build 95,000 vehicles without any part. The incomplete vehicles are expected to be ready and sold by the end of the year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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