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Cadillac Escalade Recall, Chevrolet Avalanche Silverado Suburban Tahoe Traverse Recall, GMC Acadia Sierra Yukon Recall, Hummer H2 Recall

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BUICK / ENCLAVE 2008-2009
BUICK / LUCERNE 2006-2009
CADILLAC / CTS 2008-2009
CADILLAC / DTS 2006-2009
CADILLAC / ESCALADE 2007-2009
CADILLAC / ESCALADE ESV 2007-2009
CADILLAC / ESCALADE EXT 2007-2009
CHEVROLET / AVALANCHE 2007-2009
CHEVROLET / SILVERADO 3500 2007-2009
CHEVROLET / SUBURBAN 2007-2009
CHEVROLET / TAHOE 2007-2009
CHEVROLET / TRAVERSE 2009
GMC / ACADIA 2007-2009
GMC / SIERRA 2007-2009
GMC / YUKON 2007-2009
GMC / YUKON XL 2007-2009
HUMMER / H2 2006-2009
SATURN / OUTLOOK 2007-2009
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.Mfr's Report Date: JUN 04, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V240000NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1365070
Summary:
 GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.
Consequence:
 IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE.

This massive recall of about 1.5 million vehicles results from the danger of engine compartment area fires because of an unfixable defect in the system that squirts heated cleaning fluid on the windshield. GM says it will pay $100 to each owner of an affected car because the fluid heater system has to be completely disabled on each vehicle.

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