Windshield Wipers May Work Intermittently or Not at All
Body, Interior & Misc., November 7, 2008
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Our Quick Take:
The windshield wipers may function intermittently or not at all.
What Should You Do?
General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning November 7, 2008. If you are experiencing problems with the windshield wipers, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.
Water may enter the windshield wiper motor module resulting in damage over time. The wipers may work intermittently or not at all. Visibility could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the wiper module cover and replace it if necessary to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 08243.
Mfr's Report Date:
November 7, 2008
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
GM IS RECALLING 13,358 MY 2003 HUMMER H2 VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH WATER CAN ENTER THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MODULE. IF A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF WATER ENTERS THE MODULE, OVER TIME, THE FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPERS MAY WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR THEY MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE.
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, DRIVER VISIBILITY COULD BE REDUCED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MODULE COVER, AND REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MODULE COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 7, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM .
GM RECALL NO. 08243. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration