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Wiper arm recall

<B>from a 3rd party website</B><p>NHTSA Recall Campaign Number: 06V144000 <p>Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER<p>Details: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, IF THE WIPER ARM IS ACTIVATED IN EXTREME WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS AND WITHOUT LIFTING THE WIPER ARMS AND CLEANING THE WINDSHIELD PRIOR TO MOVING, THE WIPER ARM MIGHT SLIP ON ITS DRIVESHAFT, RESULTING IN AN INABILITY TO MOVE THE WIPERS FROM THE PARK POSITION.<p>Consequence: INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.<p>Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIPER ARMS AND RETAINING NUTS. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO CARS AT 1-800-458-1552.<p>Units Potentially Affected: 122431<p>Recall Initiated By: ODI<br>Date added to NHTSA datbase: 04/28/2006<br>Internal use: 4/28/2006<br>
 

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Re: Wiper arm recall (myxc90)

Sounds rather more like driver error to me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: Wiper arm recall (XC-Ski)

I think the point being once it slips, its not moving. I have had other cars get stuck, but once you lift them from the ice they are fine, apparently not the case on the xc90, thus the need for a recall since wipers are essential for inclimate driving.
 

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Volvo Canada XC90 Recall

To determine if your vehicle was involved in a recall and has not been corrected, you should contact the manufacturer providing the vehicle's make, model, year and serial number.<p>Make: VOLVO <br>Model: XC90 <br>Affected Year(s): 2003 2004 2005 2006 <br>Units Affected: 7908 <br> TC Recall #: 2006093 <br>Manufacturer: <br>Campaign Code: 156 <br> <br>Recall Details <br>On certain vehicles the windshield wiper pivot splines may be damaged due to failure to remove snow from the windshield. This would result in a loss of wiper operation and resultant detriment to vision. Correction: Dealers will replace wiper arms and retaining nuts. <br><A HREF="http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/recalls/recall_e.asp?recno=14226" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety...14226</A>&
 

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Re: Volvo Canada XC90 Recall (w1ntson)

FYI, this is also a US recall, of 122431 cars!:<p> <br><A HREF="http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsummary.cfm?rcl_campaign_id=06V144000&prod_id=203061&moduletype=VEHICLE&make=VOLVO&model=XC90&vehtype=UNK&veh_model_year=2004&searchtype=DrillDown" TARGET="_blank">http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/c...lDown</A><p><br><B>Recalls Summary<p>Make / Models : Model/Build Years: <br> VOLVO / XC90 2003-2006<br> <br>Type: ANY <br>Recall Number: 06V144000 <br>Summary: <br>ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, IF THE WIPER ARM IS ACTIVATED IN EXTREME WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS AND WITHOUT LIFTING THE WIPER ARMS AND CLEANING THE WINDSHIELD PRIOR TO MOVING, THE WIPER ARM MIGHT SLIP ON ITS DRIVESHAFT, RESULTING IN AN INABILITY TO MOVE THE WIPERS FROM THE PARK POSITION. <br>Consequence: <br>INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY. <br>Remedy: <br>DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIPER ARMS AND RETAINING NUTS. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO CARS AT 1-800-458-1552. <br>Notes: <br>VOLVO RECALL NO. R156. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION&#146;S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF="HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV" TARGET="_blank">HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A>. <br> <p> <br> </B>
 

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Re: Volvo Canada XC90 Recall (tmtalpey)

<p>So, in the meantime please remove the 2 feet of snow before using the wipers. Seems logical.
 

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Re: Volvo Canada XC90 Recall (dmd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dmd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>So, in the meantime please remove the 2 feet of snow before using the wipers. Seems logical.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Logical, yes. But c'mon man, have you even needed to drive in bad weather for an emergency with no time to clean off the snow and had to rely on your wipers? And haven't you ever turned on your wipers by accident? I DOES happen and in a case such as this, an accidental or emergency activation of the wipers should NOT allow them to become damaged and unusable. <p>Where I live operational wipers are needed for a car to pass government safey inspection. So you're darn right Volvo needs to issue a recall.<p>LTA<br>
 

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Re: Volvo Canada XC90 Recall (LTA)

<p><br>SO... In that emergency, stop to get the snow off the windshield first. Then when the recall hits get it replaced... Oh... take a deep breath and calm down....<br>
 

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Re: Volvo Canada XC90 Recall (dmd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dmd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>SO... In that emergency, stop to get the snow off the windshield first. Then when the recall hits get it replaced... Oh... take a deep breath and calm down....<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Okay, I get it. Ha, ha... good one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Have you ever needed to use your car for a medical emergency? Yes I agree that taking a deep beath and staying calm are key. However, when seconds count I'd like all the safey systems in my Volvos to work right every time, that's what I paid for and rely on.<br>And what about the case of the accidental activation, how would one use logic in that case?<p>LTA<p>
 

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Re: Volvo Canada XC90 Recall (LTA)

<p>How many emergencys have you had this week, and how much snow? All accidental activations are from AFTER entering the car. Brush the snow off before entering.<p>Really now, I have never heard anyone on any of the Volvo boards claim to have had this issue so it <br>is not a rampant problem. It should be taken care of though, and some care taken to avoid it until the<br>fix is in place.
 

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Re: Volvo Canada XC90 Recall (LTA)

I accidently hit my wiper stalk this winter with the blade frozen and had this happen on the passenger side. I thought it was operator error at the time, but maybe there is more to it? I easily fixed it by popping off the wiper cover, repositioning the blade, and tightening the nut on the drive shaft arm.<p>It happened again a few weeks later with no snow or ice. I just thought that I did not tighten it enough. So I retightened and have not had a problem since. I will have Volvo look at it under my last no charge 30K maintenance.
 

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Re: Volvo Canada XC90 Recall (alj)

I've had this happen on several other cars, all inadvertently when we were starting the engine. Thankfully, it was never during a time-critical period, but it was very annoying. Especially if you are getting into the car to start it first so the engine can warm up WHILE you clear the windshield. Having to pop the wiper cover off in freezing temps with precipitation coming down is NOT the reason I bought this Volvo!
 

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I had that happen to me. I had our XC90 parked in our driveway in northern Michigan after a snow storm. I noticed our snow removal guy coming and was in a hurry to move the vehicle out of his way. I jumped in, started it and tried the wipers. Well, there was too much snow on the windshield for the motor to overcome. So, then I got out and cleared the windshield off. Later that day, I needed the wipers and only the passenger one worked. Later, neither of them worked. After inspection, I noticed that the nuts holding the arms to their shafts had loosened. I tightened them up and they have been fine since.<br>Hey, it happens.
 

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Same thing happened to me this winter (mild ice storm), and I had an inoperable passenger side wiper for a week until the dealer repaired it. I was never advised of the recall notice, but it was a covered repair under the warranty.<p>Based on the comments here, it seems this is a common winter problem.
 
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