The Hyundai Genesis and Equus sedans are being recalled to address an issue with their windshield wipers.
The affected vehicles include the 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan and the 2011-2013 Hyundai Equus with an approximate total of 18,700 units in the U.S. The vehicles are being recalled because some wiper motors were manufactured with a cover seal that is susceptible to degradation over time. As a result, water can eventually enter the internal components, potentially damaging and corroding the motor’s circuit board. In some cases, the motor becomes intermittently or permanently disabled.
If the windshield wipers are inoperative during inclement weather like rain or snow, driver visibility could be impaired, increasing the risk of a crash. The issue was first discovered in October 2010, but the second incident wasn’t recorded until three years later. The Korean automaker initially believed the issue had limited effect on wiper operations, but after conducting an investigation, felt that a recall was necessary to address the issue.
Hyundai is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.
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