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If the circuit breaker fails, it will cause the windshield wiper motor to become inoperative, which can increase the likelihood of a crash in certain conditions.

Visibility — Windshield Wiper/Washer — Motor

Summary
Honda is recalling 351,000 MY 2003 Accord vehicles. If water enters the windshield wiper motor breather port, which is designed to allow the motor to vent warm air during normal operation, it can result in corrosion inside the motor housing. This can cause a failure of the electrical circuit breaker inside the motor housing.
Actions
Dealers will inspect the windshield wiper motor for signs of corrosion. If no signs of corrosion are present, a cover will be installed over the wiper motor to prevent water from entering the wiper motor housing. If signs of corrosion damage are observed on the wiper motor, the motor will be replaced. The recall began on July 17, 2008. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
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Date Announced
APR 11, 2008
Vehicles Affected
351,000
Honda Recall #
Q78
NHTSA Campaign #
08V169000
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