Mazda is recalling vehicles after reports of faulty windshield wipers, according to news reports .
Nearly 400,000 Mazda3 and MazdaSpeed3 vehicles are affected by the recall. The recall comes after drivers reported issues with the windshield wiper motors, Mazda said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the recalled vehicles were manufactured between Jan. 7, 2008, and Nov. 28, 2008 in the United States.
“The ground terminal of the wiper motor may have been accidentally bent as the cars were assembled,” Mazda said in the documents. “The flaw may cause the wipers to stop working, which could prove dangerous in inclement weather.
“The Japanese automaker first received complaints about the malfunction in late 2009, according to documents submitted to NHTSA. Mazda determined that no recall was necessary at that time but continued to monitor the situation, the documents show.”
So far, no accidents have occurred as a result of this incident. Nearly 132 reports of windshield wiper defects have occurred.
As an Orangeburg personal injury lawyer , I urge consumers to take care of this vehicle recall before any accidents or injuries occur. While we don’t handle vehicle recalls we feel that it’s important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled vehicle, you might wish to contact an Orangeburg personal injury lawyer who can help.