According to the Associated Press, GM is recalling 119,000 pickup trucks in the United States because the hoods can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver’s vision.

The recall affects Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize trucks from the 2010 through 2012 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says some of the trucks may not have a secondary hood latch. If the main latch isn’t fastened, the hood could open.

Car owners can check their truck’s hood for the secondary latch or taking it to a dealer. If there’s no secondary latch, GM will replace the hoods free of charge.

The automaker will begin repairing the defective vehicles next month.

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