Recall Alert: Mitsubishi, GM and papaya

Papaya recall

Mitsubishi Motors North America has issued a recall for 100,082 cars over an issue with the windshield wipers. The automaker reports that water could get in between the hood and the windshield and cause the wiper motor to corrode.

That could cause the wipers to stop working, making it difficult for drivers to see when it’s raining.

The 2007-2013 Outlander vehicles are affected by this recall. Mitsubishi will notify owners and dealers will replace the wiper motor for free. Mitsubishi’s number for this recall is SR-17-003. Customers with questions can contact the company at 888-648-7820.

Meanwhile, General Motors has issued a recall for 40,683 cars over an issue with the air bags and the seat belts. The automaker reports that an issue with the software in the cars can cause the seat belt pretensioners and the air bags not to work in an accident.

That can cause the car’s occupants to be injured in an accident. Nineteen models of cars are affected by that recall. They include:

-- 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse

-- 2014-2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

-- 2014-2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV

-- 2014-2016 Chevrolet SS

-- 2014-2017 Buick Encore

-- 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette

-- 2014-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

-- 2014-2017 GMC Sierra 1500

-- 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade

-- 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV

-- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

-- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Trax

-- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Suburban

-- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

-- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

-- 2015-2016 GMC Yukon

-- 2015-2016 GMC Yukon XL

-- 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500

-- 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 3500

Some of these cars might have been previously recalled and repaired for a similar issue. However, the fix was incomplete.

GM will notify owners and drivers will need to take the cars in for a free software update. There is no word yet on when this recall will begin. GM’s number for the recall is 17287. Buick customers with questions can call 800-521-7300, Cadillac customers with questions can call 800-458-8006, Chevrolet customers with questions can call 800-222-1020, or GMC customers with questions can call 800-462-8782.

Finally, Grande Produce has issued a recall for papaya over a possible salmonella contamination.

The Caribena Papaya Maradol that was distributed July 10-19 is affected by this recall. It was sold in Texas and 11 other states.

Nationwide, 47 people have reported getting sick from the fruit. Health officials believe this is the result of two separate salmonella outbreaks. Customers are urged not to eat the fruit, and to throw it out or return it for a refund.

Customers with questions can contact the company at 888-507-2720.

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