Bulletin No.: 16-NA-268
Date: August, 2016
|Subject:||Windshield Wipers May Become Erratic and/or Inoperative|
|Buick||Envision||2016||2016||SOP||April 19, 2016|
|Involved Region or Country||North America and China|
|Condition||Some customers may comment that the windshield wipers may become erratic and/or inoperative.|
|Cause||This condition may be due to the windshield wiper transmission linkage becoming separated.|
- Cut one strip from the deadener 60 mm X 40 mm (2.36 in X 1.57 in) and apply to the underside of the plenum, located just above the steering column area, as shown in the illustrations above, so that it wraps over and folds on itself.
Note: The plenum cutout should now be flush with the gutter so that water will run down away from the wiper motor.
- Cut another strip from the deadener 50 mm X 15 mm (1.96 in X 0.59 in) and apply on the upper side of the cutout to protect the exposed adhesive surface.
- Reinstall the windshield wiper motor.
|Description||Material Allowance||Part Number||Qty|
|DEADENER-FRT S/D (150MM X 150MM X 2MM)*||$4.35 USD (per vehicle)
$5.70 Canada (per vehicle)
|*There is enough material to do approximately 1 vehicle. Store the remaining material for future use.|
For vehicles repaired under the Bumper-to-Bumper coverage (Canada Base Warranty coverage), use the following labor operation. Reference the Applicable Warranties section of Investigate Vehicle History (IVH) for coverage information.
|Labor Operation||Description||Labor Time|
|1480728*||Modifying the Upper Plenum Cutout Area||0.9 hr**|
|*This is a unique Labor Operation for Bulletin use only.|
|**This repair includes Wiper Motor and Transmission Assembly replacement.|