Hyundai Recalls Over 100K Palisades

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Hyundai has recalled almost 123,000 Palisade crossover SUVs due to a windshield-wiper motor issue.

The wiper motor on Palisades built between April 10, 2019 and February 16, 2021, could stop working without warning. Hyundai has identified 57 incidents.

Sometimes the wipers only work intermittently, other times they don't work at all. The latter appears to happen mostly when the blades are impeded by snow or ice.

Despite the obvious safety concerns involved here, no deaths or injuries involving the broken wiper motors have been reported.

Although the recall is just now being issued, Hyundai has been monitoring the situation since August 2020, when it started to notice a high number of warranty claims involving the wiper motor. An investigation was begun in November 2021, and though results were inconclusive, the company has still decided to start a recall campaign.

The company stopped using the affected wiper motors in 2020. If you own a Palisade that's old enough to be included in this recall, keep an eye on your mailbox -- the company plans to start sending notices to the owners of affected vehicles in October.

[Image: Hyundai]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • RHD RHD on Aug 24, 2022

    Forget scheduling a full day at the dealership for a recall - just pick one up at the wrecking yard and swap it out yourself.

    Oh, wait a minute...

  • JMII JMII on Aug 24, 2022

    While they are in the shop they replace the trailer wiring harness that are catching fire too:

  • 95_SC 95_SC on Aug 25, 2022

    Pieces of s h I t

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Aug 25, 2022

    Kia > Hyundai

    Telluride > Palisade

    • See 1 previous
    • 95_SC 95_SC on Aug 29, 2022

      I'm not really a fan of excessive bearing clearances, class action lawsuits and engines in need of rebuilds prior to 50k miles. Let's be honest, while some are desirable and sell on their merits, most are popular because if you have a job, a pulse and a credit score that starts with a 5, they'll finance you.

      Ever owned one? Yeah, that's what I figured. Fnck off cheese d!ck. I can fertilize stuff with 100 pounds of $#!+. A Hyundai/Kia product just causes me aggravation. I guess they are less bad than a Mitsubishi.