New GM Recall Issued: Affects 1.5M Trucks and SUVs in US, Canada & Mexico

June 8, 2010, By Alex Ion

General Motors have officially announced that they’ll recall up to 1.5 million pickup trucks, SUVs and passenger car models built between 2006 and 2009 in North America, all with faulty windshield wiper fluid systems that may lead to fires.

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It’s quite admirable (although it should be normality) that GM is putting their user’s safety ahead of profits, which is why they’re now bringing the cars to the shop to have the “heater washer fluid module” disabled. If not replaced/removed, the risks are high — the module’s circuitry might short out and catch fire. So far GM only five incidents have been reported, none of them causing injuries or death.

GM is not going to try another patch for this problem, like they did in 2008. This time they plan to give owners and leasers a $100 compensation for the loss of this flawed feature.

From what we’re hearing (this is yet to be officially confirmed) this recall involves the following models:
“Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Hummer H2; the 2008-2009 model year Buick Enclave and Cadillac CTS; the 2007-2009 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, Saturn Outlook and the 2009 model year Chevrolet Traverse.”

Is you car on the list folks? What did they do to it and how did you take it?

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