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June 2, 2000

Year 2000 Hyundai Accent Automobiles Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 2000 Hyundai Accent automobiles because the protective rubber boot which covers the ball joint connection between the windshield wiper motor drive arm and the windshield wiper drag link can stick to the surface of the drive arm.

According to NHTSA,  if the rubber boot sticks and the wiper motor is turned on, binding of the interface between the drive arm and drag link results, causing the ball joint connection to disengage. If the connection disengages, the windshield wipers are inoperative. Inoperative windshield wipers can contribute to reduced visibility during inclement weather.

16,264 of these vehicles, manufactured between November, 1999 through January, 2000 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the protective rubber boot and will lubricate the new protective rubber boot where it contacts the drive arm.The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during April 2000.

Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V096/Hyundai Recall No. 038]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 2, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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