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Recall 98V093000

Recall 98V093000

Body, Interior & Misc., August 14, 1998
Affected Cars

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 14, 1998

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V093000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 512,387

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. WATER CAN ENTER AND DISPLACE THE GREASE IN THE WIPER ARM LINKAGE BALL JOINT WHERE THE WIPER LINKAGE ATTACHES TO THE WIPER MOTOR LINKAGE.

Consequence: THIS CAN RESULT IN GRADUAL WEAR OVER A PERIOD OF TIME INSIDE THE JOINT THAT COULD LEAD TO THE SEPARATION OF THE WIPER LINKAGE ASSEMBLY FROM THE WIPER MOTOR LINKAGE AT THE BALL JOINT. A LOSS OF WINDSHIELD WIPER FUNCTION CAN RESULT IN THIS SEPARATION OCCURS.

Remedy: TO PREVENT GREASE FROM BEING WASHED OUT OF THE JOINT, THE DEALERS WILL MODIFY BY ADDING A WATER DIVERSION SEAL THAT WILL PREVENT WATER FROM ENTERING THE WINDSHIELD WIPER LINKAGE BALL JOINT AREA.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 14, 1998. DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF VEHICLES INVOLVED, THE OWNER MAILING WILL BE PHASED AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1998. 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 NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.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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