NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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1998 Isuzu Hombre windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Isuzu Hombre Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 102010


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Isuzu Hombre. The contact stated that the windshield wiper would not function properly intermittently. Sometimes it would work and other times, it would not. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the vehicle was not inspected. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that there were no recalls and could offer no assistance. The current and failure mileages were approximately 50,000.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 152010


  • miles
The wipers just started stopping while driving. Then it would go back on, but when you are on the hwy and it is raining; it is very difficult to continue driving hoping they will go back on. I have not gone into have it repaired. It used to do it intermittently and if you go over a bump it would start working again. Yesterday, it stopped altogether. There was a recall notice for model yr 1996 campaign 98V150002.

- Forest Grove, OR, USA

problem #6

Jul 242001

Hombre 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Isuzu Hombre. In stormy or hot weather conditions, the front windshield wipers failed intermittently. The failure reduces visibility and increases the risk of a crash. The manufacturer stated that his particular year was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 98V150002 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer); therefore, the manufacturer would not assume any financial responsibility for the repairs. He filed a complaint (case number 08206028) with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 4,000 and current mileage was 90,000. Updated 09/16/08 the consumer stated the wipers work 70% of the time. When he shute the switch off, the wipers continued to run. Updated 09/19/08.

- Big River, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 022004

Hombre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Windshield wipers stopped working then started working as if they had a mind of their own-- only when it is raining--there was a recall on the circuit board for this problem the year before my vehicle.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #4

Jun 162004

Hombre 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,000 miles
1998 Isuzu Hombre windshield wiper/washer problem. Works fine then suddenly stops. Has occurred a number of times since 1998. If you "jiggle" the wiring/connector at the wiper motor under the hood the wipers start working again. However, it can and will suddenly re-occur at any time.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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problem #3

Nov 192003

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle windshield wipers are malfunctioning. While driving in inclement weather the windshield wiper stopped working and resulted in poor visibility. The consumer did some research and found that the vehicle was recall for the wiper circuit board and motor cover. The consumer was later told that his vehicle was not included in the recall because it was a 1998 model. The consumer request assistance in obtaining the necessary repair courtesy of Isuzu and GM.

- Locke, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 122003

(reported on)

Hombre 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer stated the windshield wipers worked intermittently while driving, which resulted in poor visibility during inclement weather. However, the consumer's vehicle was not included due to VIN. Wipers completely stopped working and wouldn't come on until 2-3 hours later.

- Greenbrier, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 152001


  • miles
Windshield wipers intermittently stops working when it rainning. Wife almost had an accident because windshield wipers stopped working in a rain storm.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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