6 Recalls That Could Impact You

Fotolia_45506954_MFrom windshield wiper issues to potentially loose backlites and more, here are six National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls to have on your radar.

1) Toyota is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 RAV4 vehicles and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles over a potential windshield wiper issue. In the affected vehicles, water may drip onto the joint that connects the wiper linkage to the wiper motor.

“Over time, the dripping water may cause corrosion and wear at the joint, potentially resulting in the separation of the wiper linkage,” according to NHTSA documents. “Once this occurs, the wipers would not function, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

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2) Forest River Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 Shasta Airflyte 16 and Shasta Airflyte 19 trailers. In the affected vehicles, the rear exit backlite may come loose and fall out due to poor adhesion, according to NHTSA documents.

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3) Chrysler Group is recalling certain model year 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles. The bolts that attach the hood striker may loosen and, as a result, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving, according to the automaker.

“If the hood opens while driving, the driver’s vision may be obstructed, increasing the risk of a crash,” based on NHTSA documents.

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4) General Motors is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy vehicles, as well as 2006 GMC Envoy XL and Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT vehicles over a potential windshield wiper issue. Fluid may enter into the driver’s door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. This short could cause the window switches to become inoperative.

The affected vehicles may have had their master power window switch module treated with a protective coating, instead of having it replaced, the automaker noted to NHTSA.

“The protective coating may not eliminate the risk that the circuit board could short and result in a fire, even while the vehicle is unattended,” according to NHTSA documents.

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5) GM is also recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave vehicles. Due to a manufacturing defect, the windshield wiper motor may overheat when used.

“A wiper motor that overheats increases the risk of a fire,” according to NHTSA.

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6) Toyota is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tundra, Sequoia, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Scion xB, 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2007 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2006-2011 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, and 2009-2010 Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. During the manufacturing of the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts, according to Toyota.

“If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire,” based on the NHTSA documents.

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