Nissan Recalls Sentras for Wiper Failure
14 August 1998Nissan Announces Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign on 1995 - 1997, Some 1998 Sentra and 200SX VEHICLES
CARSON, Calif., Aug. 14 -- Today, Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A., distributor of Nissan vehicles in the United States, announced a voluntary safety recall campaign on all 1995, 1996, 1997 and a limited number of 1998 Sentra and 200SX vehicles. This safety recall campaign, designed to prevent windshield wiper failure, affects approximately 524,000 vehicles. On the affected Sentras and 200SXs, water may enter a windshield wiper arm linkage ball joint, which could result in gradual wear over a period of time inside the joint. This could cause the wipers to stop working while they are in use, which could result in an accident. Owners of affected Sentra and 200SX vehicles should contact their Nissan dealers to schedule a service appointment to have the recall repair procedure completed. To address the problem, dealers will install a water diversion seal to the vehicle that prevents water from entering the ball joint in the windshield wiper linkage. In some instances, a wiper pivot and sections of the wiper linkage will be replaced with new ones by the dealers. All repairs for this safety recall will be at no charge to customers.