The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a General Motors recall regarding a variety of its vehicles due to a product defect. The affected 2006 to 2009 vehicles are equipped with heated washer fluid systems. The units are being recalled because of the potential risk of fires.
According to the notice the dealers servicing the defective vehicles would permanently disable and remove the heated washer fluid module. This is the second recall involving the heated washer fluid module. A 2008 recall attempted to insert a fuse to the unit in order to correct problems with electrical shorts. However, this modification might in fact be the cause of the potential fire hazard. GM has elected to completely remove the module instead of attempting any further modifications.
The safety recall is expected to start on June 14, 2010. Owners of the affected vehicles (listed here) may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Saturn at 1-800-972-8876, GMAC at 1-866-996-9463 and Hummer at 1-800-732-5493. Others may go to the General Motors owner center.
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