Loose Windshield Wipers Result in Visibility Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a visibility recall on select Volvo Car of N.A., LLC (Volvo) models. The recall impacts 2018-2020 Volvo XC60 vehicle owners.

“The nuts that secure the front wipers may not have been sufficiently tightened, possibly causing the wipers to not function properly,” a portion of the recall notice reads. “As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 104, ‘Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems’.”

87,226 vehicle owners are said to be impacted by the visibility recall. NHTSA states, there is a risk that the front windshield wiper arms may loosen and become unable to hold the wiper in the correct position. This, according to the administration, could reduce the driver’s vision and increase the risk of an accident.

The recall is expected to begin on October 26, 2020, according to the administration.
Volvo stated the company would notify affected vehicle owners of its latest safety recall. Auto glass companies working on the recalled models can assure their customers that the nuts holding their front windshield wiper arms will be tightened, at no cost to the customer.

Shop owners can advise their impacted Volvo vehicle owners to contact the manufacturer’s customer service center if they have more questions at 1-866-870-2046 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

Volvo’s number for this recall is R10044. NHTSA’s campaign number for this recall is 20V503000.

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