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After a period of continuous use on the high speed setting, lack of grease on the output shaft gear may cause the gear teeth to distort or fracture during operation resulting in the loss of wiper function. Inoperative wipers under inclement weather conditions could cause a crash due to impaired visibility.

Visibility — Windshield Wiper/Washer — Motor

Summary
On certain trucks and sport utility vehicles, the windshield wiper motor may have been produced without grease applied to the output shaft gear.
Actions
Dealers will inspect the wiper motor for the presence of grease and grease the wiper motor gears if necessary. The recall began on November 28, 2005. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.
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Date Announced
NOV 17, 2005
Vehicles Affected
3,982
Mazda Recall #
3705K
NHTSA Campaign #
05V525000
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