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McLaren has issued a recall on certain versions of its 12C supercar. The issue is due to a defect in the wiper’s design, which may cause it to stop working in areas of high ambient temperatures and humidity.
The recall affects 12C Coupes and 12C Spiders built from October 10, 2011 through October 23, 2013, and which were originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. According to McLaren, 376 cars are affected by the recall.
Hot and humid air can cause the wiper motor brushes to become jammed, causing the wiper motor to stop working. Should this occur during heavy rain, the driver's visibility will be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.
McLaren is in the process of notifying owners of the affected cars. The remedy is to have the wiper motor replaced with an improved design, which dealers will do free of charge. Vehicles outside of the recall area will have a lifetime warranty on their wiper motors that fail for this issue.
For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 13V541000 ) or McLaren at 1-646-429-8916.