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Windshield washers prompt Sonic recall

Hose can separate from fluid reservoir, says automaker
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General Motors is recalling 44,668 2012 Chevrolet Sonic subcompacts to check for and correct faulty windshield washers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in an official government filing.

GM said the windshield wiper washer hose on Sonics made from May 5, 2011, through February 24, 2012, could separate from the washer fluid reservoir.

A lack of washer fluid could impede the driver’s view, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA said.

GM expects to begin notifying customers on Sept. 7.

  • Windshield washers prompt Sonic recall