GM Recalls On Vehicles 2010?

GM is currently on a vehicle recall. I was announced on June 8, 2010. General Motors will pay out as much as $150 million to owners of vehicles that are being recalled because it can't fix a flaw in the system that squirts heated cleaning fluid on the windshield.

GM said the fixes it made in 2008 when it recalled 944,000 vehicles didn't stop the problem, adding that there have been no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of the defect.

Were there any injuries or crashes due to this problem? How many vehicles are being recalled in the US?

asked by Lex in Car Makes | 4074 views | 06-09-2010 at 05:00 PM

In one of the largest recalls this year, GM said Tuesday that it was recalling about 1.5 million vehicles, including certain Cadillac and Buick sedans as well as several sport utility vehicles, because the problem could cause the vehicles to catch on fire. The recall of many 2006 to 2009 model-year vehicles will involve disabling the heating mechanism and paying $100 to the owner.

GM said the system was linked to five fires with no injuries or crashes. The automaker said it had kept monitoring the HotShot system made by supplier Micro-Heat since the first recall, and received a report in June 2009 of smoke from the units. GM withheld payments from Micro-Heat after the first recall. The company filed for bankruptcy.

The GM recall affects several vehicles, including pickups, SUVs, crossovers and cars from the 2006 to 2009 model years. GM did a similar recall in 2008 but got new reports of fires in vehicles that had been fixed.

Nearly 1.4 million vehicles are being recalled in the U.S.
General Motors said customers will begin getting letters this month but can contact a dealer now to make an appointment.

If you're affected by the June 2010 recall, GM said technicians would remove the heater from your car and redirect the fluid system. The 100 dollars you will receive will compensate the feature being disabled.

answered by Abbigail | 06-09-2010 at 05:01 PM

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