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Recall 16V117000

Windshield Wipers Stop Operating

Recall Details

The seal for the wiper motor cover may fail, causing moisture to get inside and corrode the circuit board. This would result in failure of the wiper motor. Dealers will replace the wiper motor cover and seal free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The windshield wipers may stop functioning due to corrosion on the wiper motor's circuit board. This can result in loss of clear visibility and increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Hyundai recall number is 140.

Electrical & Lights, February 29, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 29, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
18,700
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V117000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2012 Genesis vehicles manufactured August 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012, and 2011-2013 Equus vehicles manufactured July 10, 2011, to June 12, 2012. The windshield wiper motor cover seal on the affected vehicles may degrade allowing corrosion on the wiper motor's circuit board. The corrosion can cause intermittent or total loss of wiper function.
Consequence
Inoperative wipers during inclement weather can decrease driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor cover and seal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 22, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 140.
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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