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Recall 08V456000

Windshield Wipers May Work Intermittently or Not at All

Recall Details

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.

 

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.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., November 7, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 7, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
PE08042
Potential Number of Units Affected
13,358
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V456000
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Summary
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.
Consequence
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, DRIVER VISIBILITY COULD BE REDUCED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
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 .
Notify
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 .
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