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GM Recall 2010: FIRE Concerns Push Automaker To Pull 1.5 Million Vehicles

06/08/2010 11:27 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Yet another GM recall has been issued, this time effecting 1.5 million trucks and SUVs with faulty windshield wiper fluid system that may lead to fires.

In March, GM recalled 1.3 million vehicles over major steering problems. Here's more from Ken Thomas of the Associated Press:

The recall affects several pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and passenger car models from the 2006 to 2009 model years. GM conducted a similar recall in 2008 but came across new reports of fires in vehicles that had been fixed.

GM plans to disable the heated washer fluid system module that could lead to fires. GM will pay owners and those leasing vehicles $100 since the feature is being disabled.

GM says there are no known injuries or crashes reported. GM is aware of five fires.

Nearly 1.4 million vehicles are in the U.S. More than 100,000 vehicles are in Canada, Mexico and elsewhere.

According to the Detroit Free Press the recall effects the following cars:

"...Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Hummer H2; the 2008-2009 model year Buick Enclave and Cadillac CTS; the 2007-2009 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, Saturn Outlook and the 2009 model year Chevrolet Traverse."

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