Well, That’s One Way to Thaw a Windshield

This year’s Farmer’s Almanac predicts winter to be a long, cold slap in the face. Especially for those of us in the northern areas.

My least favorite part of winter? Scraping the darn windshield. Luckily, Subaru unintentionally came up with a solution to that problem. Unfortunately, it’s a massive safety risk and needs to be recalled immediately.

The 2010-2014 Legacy and Outback have windshield wiper motors with bottom covers that can become contaminated. Because of the contamination, components inside the bottom covers can interfere with each other, and if the wipers are obstructed by anything, the motors can overheat, melt, [and catch on fire].

OK, so obviously Subaru didn’t intend for this to happen. But I promise you, there will come a time this winter when you wish your wiper motors were shooting fireballs at the 3” of ice that accumulated on your windshield.