Hyundai ventured into the full-size luxury car market for the first time with the Equus, but their effort produced mixed results. Aimed squarely at the Lexus LS, the Equus has almost exactly the same dimensions, but was priced tens of thousands less. Inside, the interior is spacious and well finished in the requisite leather and wood, with a very roomy rear seat.
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VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Feb 29 2016
Inoperative wipers during inclement weather can decrease driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2012 Genesis vehicles manufactured August 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012, and 2011-2013 Equus vehicles manufactured July 10, 2011, to June 12, 2012. The windshield wiper motor cover seal on the affected vehicles may degrade allowing corrosion on the wiper motor's circuit board. The corrosion can cause intermittent or total loss of wiper function.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor cover and seal, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 140.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V117000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18700
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