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Recall 14V253000

Windshield Wipers May Fail

Recall Details

The windshield wipers may fail in certain conditions, such as turning the vehicle off while leaving them turned on, followed by being covered by ice and snow. Dealers will replace the front wiper module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The windshield wipers may fail following conditions that would restrict their movement,, such as being covered in ice or snow. 

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 14157.


Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, May 15, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 15, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
19,225
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V253000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured June 10, 2013, through February 26, 2014. If the vehicle is turned off with wiper functionality left on and the wipers then become restricted, such as when covered in ice or snow, and the vehicle's battery goes dead and needs to be jump started, upon being jump started, the wipers will be inoperative.
Consequence
An inoperative windshield wiper system may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper module, free of charge. The recall began on July 14, 2104. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14157.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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