The Canadian transportation department has issued a recall for more than 13,000 Mitsubishi vehicles due to possible windshield wiper defects.
Transport Canada issued the recall October 27, and it applies to 13,766 2011 Mitsubishi RVR sport utility vehicles. The RVR is sold as the Outlander Sport in the United States.
“On certain vehicles, water may drain from the windshield cowl area and potentially collect in the area of the wiper motor breathing hole,” according to the recall. “If the wiper
motor is not operating, water could potentially enter the wiper motor through the breathing hole. If this occurs, over time, it could result in corrosion and/or an electrical conduction failure, both of which could result in the wiper motor not operating. If the wiper motor were to stop operating, the windshield wipers would become inoperative, which could limit the driver’s visibility under certain operating conditions which may increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.”
Dealers will replace the wiper motor with an upgraded wiper motor that will prevent water intrusion, according to the recall notice.
As of November 3, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Administration had not issued a recall affecting U.S. vehicles.