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Subaru Recall: Motor Problem on Windshield Wipers Is Fire Risk

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The Subaru recall covers nearly 593,000 vehicles due to a motor problem with the windshield wipers. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 30 Sep 2016 06:34 PM

Windshield wiper motors are at the center of a Subaru recall that covers nearly 593,000 vehicles because the motors could overheat and become a fire risk.

It was unclear whether the wiper motors had cause any fires or injuries, The Associated Press reported.

The recall affects certain Legacy and Outback cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years.

The company says that due to contamination, parts in the wiper motor cover can interfere with one another. If snow or ice stops the wiper arms from stopping in the proper position, the wiper motor could overheat. That could disable the wipers and melt the cover.

Subaru drivers of affected vehicles can have the wiper motor bottom cover replaced at no cost by a dealer, but a schedule for the recall isn't finished. Some of the vehicles were recalled in 2011 for a similar problem.

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Windshield wiper motors are at the center of a Subaru recall that covers nearly 593,000 vehicles because the motors could overheat and become a fire risk.
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