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Buick Park Avenue Recall 00V346000

Buick Recalls 2000-2001 Park Avenues Due to Faulty Wiper System Operation

Body, Interior & Misc., January 5, 2001

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

Due to a system "latch up" condition, the windshield wipers may not operate in both low and high speeds. A compromised wiper system may result in poor visibility. Dealers will replace the wiper motor cover, which contains the microprocessor for the wiper motor.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2000, 2001

Manufacturer's Report Date: January 5, 2001

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V346000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 35,302

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 104, "WINDSHIELD WIPING AND WASHING SYSTEMS." THESE VEHICLES HAVE A WIPER SYSTEM MICROPROCESSOR THAT IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO VOLTAGE TRANSIENTS, WHICH CAN CAUSE A "LATCH-UP" CONDITION IN THE SYSTEM CONTROLLER.

Consequence: IF MICROPROCESSOR "LATCH-UP" OCCURS, THE CUSTOMER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OPERATE THE SYSTEM IN BOTH THE LOWER AND HIGH-SPEED MODES REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR COVER WHICH CONTAINS THE MICROPROCESSOR.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 5, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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