Chrysler Recalls 16,000 Cars For Faulty Wiper Motors
According to Chrysler, it has received a high number of complaints of windshield motors failing. After analyzing the field data, the company concluded that vehicles built May 2008 through June 2008 had elevated levels of wiper motor replacements. Later built Jeep Liberty models are not affected by this problem as Chrysler began using wiper module assemblies with an enhanced motor magnet adhesive application process as of June 27, 2008.
The vehicles are equipped with windshield wiper motors that contain excess adhesive that may allow for water intrusion which could lead to intermittent and eventually inoperative windshield wiper operation. Should the system fail, driver's visibility could dramatically be decreased, potentially resulting in a crash.
Owners of vehicles affected by the recall will be informed via mail and they will have to take their car to an authorized service where technicians will replace the faulty motor at no cost to the owner.
Chrysler says it will begin notifying owners of the recall later this month. No crashes of injuries have been linked to the recall.
Chrysler has a longstanding policy and practice of reimbursing owners who have incurred the cost of repairing a problem that subsequently becomes the subject of a field action. To ensure consistency, Chrysler will request that customers send original receipt or other proof of payment to the company for confirmation of the expense.