The products at issue in this investigation are automotive windshield wipers that allegedly use the patented technology for detachably coupling a wiper blade to a driven wiper arm
To fix the problem permanently, replace the wiper arm
(about $20 at an auto parts store).
The IS units have a problem with the wiper arm
nut that could render the wiper inoperative under certain circumstances such as heavy snow building up on the windshield, according to Toyota.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles because they may have left the plant with insufficiently tightened windscreen wiper arm
nuts, which could make the wipers inoperable in certain conditions.
With Simulink and SimMechanics, they created a plant model including the windshield wiper link mechanism, wiper arm
, and body mount.
Whatever you do, the whole blade assembly will have to be removed from the wiper arm
. There are several different systems for connecting the arm and the blade; your driver's manual should contain all relevant details.
MEMO to Ford: put a longer wiper arm
on the new Focus hatch window - it's a couple of inches too short, robbing drivers of vital rearward vision area, noticeable on these winter driving days, when motorway spray cuts down on clean glass areas.
Valeo is showing OEMs an "Active Cleaning System," a combination of technologies designed to optimize windshield visibility that includes: a heated wash system, fat blade wipers, a rain/light/transition sensor, and a composite wiper arm
The automaker is recalling the vehicle because the wiper arm
is likely to stop working under the high load conditions, including snow covering.
Your windshield wiper assembly consists of three basic parts: the lower wiper arm
that protrudes up from the cowl, the blade that attaches to the wiper arm
and the rubber refill that wipes the glass.