Volvo XC60 recalled due to a potential loose windshield wiper nut

Volvo has announced a recall on 2018 to 2020 XC60 SUVs to tighten a nut on the windshield wiper arms. The incorrect torque specification may have been used during assembly, allowing the nuts to loosen and thereby reduce the effectiveness of the wipers. The reduced vision during inclement weather may increase the risk of a crash.

Drivers may note an unusual noise if a nut loosens and the wiper arm contacts the hood. As the condition worsens, the wiping function may be reduced or cease altogether.

The fix is a rather easy one: Dealerships will simply tighten the nut.

The recall involves 87,226 SUVs in the U.S. XC60 owners will be notified by late October. (Read about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new SaferCar app, which is designed to stop recall notification delays.)

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 2018 to 2020 Volvo XC60 SUVs, beginning with models built between May 20, 2017, and May 25, 2020.

The problem: The nut securing the wiper arms on some XC60s might not be tight enough. If a nut loosens, the wiper will not clear the windshield properly.

The fix: Volvo dealers will tighten the nut to the proper torque specification free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Volvo Car customer service at 866-870-2046.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V503000. Volvo’s number for this recall is R10044.

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