GM Recall 1.5 Million Cars, Problem with Washer Fluid System

General Motors (GM) has recalled all 1.5 million cars of models between 2007 to 2009. This move has been taken due to a fault found with a heated washer fluid system which can result into a fire in the engine of the car.

GM in a statement said that they will disable the feature and provide the vehicle owners and lessees with a $100 compensation. Owners can take their vehicles to the dealership to have the heated washer fluid module removed and the washer fluid hoses rerouted.

GM’s Executive Director of Safety Jeff Boyer says “This was a unique technology available from only one supplier, and that supplier has stopped manufacturing, which left no opportunity to collaborate on an improved design. We want to be clear that the voluntary payment to customers is for the loss of the feature, not the recall.”

Models which are included in the recall by General Motors are:

2006-2009 model year Buick Lucerne; Cadillac DTS; Hummer H2; 2008-2009 model year Buick Enclave; Cadillac CTS; 2007-2009 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL; Saturn Outlook; and 2009 model year Chevrolet Traverse.

This is a proactive step taken by General Motors to avoid any inconvenience to its customers. Find out whether you are required to visit the dealer or not ASAP.


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