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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 No. 00094]

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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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