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NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation


Cadillac Seville Years: 1998

Number Involved: 1,059
Dates of Manufacture: June 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V144
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The windshield wiper motor "Low" speed function can become inoperative when the motor is switched from "High" to "Low" speed. If this were to occur while the vehicle was in motion, the driver's visibility could be affected.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor cover which contains the microprocessor.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during late July 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.