DETROIT (AP) – Subaru is recalling nearly 593,000 vehicles, some for a second time, because windshield wiper motors can overheat and increase the risk of a fire.
The recall affects certain Legacy and Outback cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years. The company says that due to contamination, parts in the wiper motor cover can interfere with one another. If snow or ice stops the wiper arms from stopping in the proper position, the wiper motor could overheat. That could disable the wipers and melt the cover.READ MORE: Defense Rests Without Putting Sheldon Jeter On Stand, Lawyers Present Closing Arguments Police: Idaho Man Suspected In Multistate Crime Spree, Including Armed Robberies In Pittsburgh Area, Arrested In State Of Indiana
It was unclear whether the problem caused any fires or injuries.
Dealers will replace the wiper motor bottom cover at no cost, but a schedule for the recall isn’t finished. Some of the vehicles were recalled in 2011 for a similar problem.MORE NEWS: Dispute Over Ownership Of Underground Pipe On Seavey Rd. Complicates Repairs To Prevent Flash Flooding
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