Toyota recalls 423,000 RAV4 SUVs for wiper defects

David Shepardson
Detroit News Washington Bureau

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will recall about 423,000 RAV SUVs for windshield wiper issues.

The recall covers 421,000 2009-2012 RAV4 and 2,500 2012-2014 RAV4 EV SUVs in the United States.

The Japanese automaker said “water dripping onto the windshield wiper link can, over time, cause corrosion and wear at the wiper link joint. In some cases this could result in the separation of the wiper link from the wiper motor crank arm. If separation occurs, the windshield wipers could become inoperative, which could reduce driver visibility and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.”

Toyota dealers will replace the water channel, wiper link, and wiper motor crank arm with new ones.