GM Recalls 1.5 Million Vehicles – Fire Risk

One of the biggest recalls in US history. A total of one and a half million GM cars and trucks are being recalled for a potential fire risk. The heated windshield wiper system could potentially short out, causing a fire.

The model years affected are 2006 through 2009, and these models are among the bunch: Cadillac CTS, DTS, Escalade (all models); Buick Enclave and Lucerne, Chevy Avalanche, Silverado 3500, ‘Burban, Tahoe, and Traverse; GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon (Regular and XL), Hummer H2, and Saturn Outlook.

Phew.

To date, five fires have been reported due to this system flaw. One might say that this is an example of cars simply getting too complicated. Add more features, and there are more things that can go wrong. We all survived for decades without heated windshield wipers. In fact, most of us still get by today without such a magical system. Just food for thought.


Published on June 11, 2010 in GM,Recall

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