Essentially, the front windshield wiper arms’ spindle fixings were not torqued to the correct specification during manufacture. As a result, the securing nuts could fail, leading to a loss of wiper arm synchronization and a clash of the wiper arms. If this happens, they could detach from the vehicle, reducing a driver’s visibility in poor weather and increasing the risk of a crash.
Owners will be notified by mail to take their cars in to their nearest dealer who will ensure the nuts are tightened to the correct torque.
A total of 6,475 cars are affected in the recall.