QUOTE (wtnlvr @ Dec 22 2008, 08:07 PM)
I've read posts about wipers not working with a large snow build up-Scary!. Hubby drove the truck last night and it was freezing rain. No snow build up. He said the wipers wouldn't work!! Anyone else have this problem? I never had such an issue with my 2004. I can't have an SUV 4 wheel drive I bought to drive in New England weather and not be able to drive it due to wiper issues! This is insane! It wasn't because they were stuck to the windshield. When he turned the engine off and then back on, they worked again. If this happens on the highway I'm dead. Why aren't there any recalls on this issue?? Any insight, something I'm missing???
Sorry to hear that the wipers had a failure.
I have been frequenting this site for a very long time and have not heard of such a thing happening. Perhaps I missed it.
As far as a recall for faulty wipers are concerned, I think your incident is so isolated that it would not be appopriate for Hyundai to do this.
First they have to determine that there is a potential problem for all the vehicles, which they have not. Second, after the problem is discovered, they would have to have a fix for it prior to vehicles being recalled. Since there is no problem, there can be no fix.
Yours is such an isolated incident that it is unlikely it will ever happen again. Never the less, you should let your dealer check out the vehicle and perhaps they will find a loose connection or other bug somewhere in the wiper motor circuit. Moisture may be the culprit, since you mentioned rain. It's worth a trip to your dealership for some peace of mind.
If your dealer does find a problem, please post here and let us know.