GM to Recall 1.3 Million Vehicles Over Heated Windshield Wiper System

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Do you have a heated windshield wiper system on your 2006-2009 GM vehicle? If so, it’s likely part of a wide-ranging recall of 1.36 million vehicles including 18 different models of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer and Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs.
 
The defect is a new one, and it follows a previous recall of the same system in the same vehicles. So if you’ve already had one recall performed, this is another you’ll need to address. Even if you’ve had the previous recall performed, the system may still have significant heat and melting issues that could lead to fire.
 
GM will be removing these systems completely from the vehicles and reimbursing owners $100. The systems will not be reinstalled, and GM no longer offers this option on new vehicles. The recall will begin on or before Monday. In the meantime, do not use the system.

The full list of vehicles is below, as are the customer service numbers for each division and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • 2008-2009 Buick Enclave
  • 2006-2009 Buick Lucerne
  • 2008-2009 Cadillac CTS 
  • 2006-2009 Cadillac DTS
  • 2007-2009 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
  • 2009 Chevrolet Traverse
  • 2007-2009 GMC Acadia
  • 2007-2009 GMC Sierra
  • 2007-2009 GMC Yukon
  • 2007-2009 GMC Yukon XL
  • 2006-2009 Hummer H2
  • 2007-2009 Saturn Outlook
You can contact Buick at 866-608-8080, Cadillac at 866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, Saturn at 800-972-8876, GMC at 866-996-9463 and Hummer at 800-732-5493. You can also visit www.gmownercenter.com. You can contact NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.

Comments 

Paul

Putting a resistance heater in a liquid of alcohol mix....yea,thats a smart idea.And then botch the electronics.GM proves that they use their customers as their product testers constantly.A mere few months of GM in house testing would have proven this system flawed.

Paul

1.3 million customers,$100+ the labor per customer.....over $130 million dollars! Bet GM wont be paying any Obama funds back this month.

Zack

Dave, the wipers are not heated, I think it's a heated windshield washer system. Another great idea by GM, botched by poor execution.

Nic

What a wonderful new approach to a recall. Don't fix it....just start removing parts.

Cory

DON'T FIX IF....JUST REMOVE IT...can we get this done at the White House?


Way to GO GM!

Paul

When do the Congressional meetings start? This way Obama can take the time to blame Bush.

A wiper generally consists of an arm, pivoting at one end and with a long rubber blade attached to the other. Mercedes-Benz pioneered a system called the Monoblade in which a single wiper extends outward to get closer to the top corners, and pulls in at the ends and middle of the stroke, sweeping out a somewhat 'W'-shaped path.

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