January 23, 2001
2000-2001 Buick Park Avenue Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model years
2000-2001 Buick Park Avenue automobiles. This recall affects models that were
manufactured between November 1999 and August 2000
Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply
with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 104, "Windshield
Wiping and Washing Systems." These vehicles have a wiper system microprocessor that
is susceptible to voltage transients, which can cause a "latch-up" condition in
the system controller.
If microprocessor "latch-up" occurs, the
customer will not be able to operate the system in both the low-speed and high-speed modes
required by the standard.
35,302 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor
cover which contains the microprocessor.
Remedy: The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was expected to begin during December 2000. Owners who do not receive the
free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V346/GM Recall
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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