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Windshield Cowling Recall done

Stopped by my dealer today and got both the windshield-wiper cowling (is that the right term?) and rear seat belt recalls done. The whole cowling was replaced and I have to say it looks like good engineering. The driver's side wiper area in particular is nicely shielded.
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How long did it take for the work to be done?

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How long did it take for the work to be done?
Just shy of one hour, which included a wheel alignment check plus an oil and filter change.
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Thanks, pico. Also, do you know whether there was any of the corrosion on the windshield wiper linkage which was supposed to be the reason for the recall?

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Thanks, pico. Also, do you know whether there was any of the corrosion on the windshield wiper linkage which was supposed to be the reason for the recall?
No damage that I can find. It is all good. We got a lot of snow while my RAV4 was parked outside and it seemed easier to clean and start the wipers. We are getting more snow right now t so I can test it again tomorrow morning.
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No damage that I can find. It is all good. We got a lot of snow while my RAV4 was parked outside and it seemed easier to clean and start the wipers. We are getting more snow right now t so I can test it again tomorrow morning.
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Thanks again, pico. I'm trying to decide whether having the wiper linkage recall work is necessary now, or whether it can safely be postponed indefinitely. The dealer is 2 1/2 hours distant over mostly narrow mountain roads. No road salt is used here and we have quite a lot of rain, although my RAV spends most of its time in our dry garage.

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I did not receive notice of this one. What years/models are included?
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I did not receive notice of this one. What years/models are included?
I did not get a notice, either. The dealer suggested it when I visited for an oil change.
There is a post here somewhere describing the recall, years effected.

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I did not receive notice of this one. What years/models are included?
I received the wiper motor link corrosion recall notice quite a while ago. Last month (January '17) I received a second notice, this one saying that the remedy is available. This notice is headed, "Safety Recall Notice (remedy), Certain 2009-2012 Model Year RAV4 Vehicles and Certain 2012-2014 Model Year RAV4 EV Vehicles -- Wiper Motor Link Corrosion." My RAV is 'year '11.

Owners can go to www.toyotaowners.com, register, and then can see what recall notices, in any, apply to their vehicles.

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I had my wiper linkage replaced, and just had my letter come in the mail for the cowl grille to be replaced. Guess I'll get the seatbelt recall done as well!
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