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GM recalls more than 20,000 cars in the region

Faulty windshield washer fluid heating system has caused fires.

June 9, 2010 3:15 by

American car manufacturer GM has announced the recall of more than 20,000 of its vehicles in the Middle East, reports Gulf News.

The automotive giant is recalling cars from its Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands, after a fault was discovered in the windscreen wiper fluid heating system. The fault can lead to a fire, but no serious injuries or damage to property has been reported yet, says the paper.

The recall affects several pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossovers and passenger car models from the 2006 to 2009 model years, according to In total, the company will be recalling nearly 1.5 million vehicles worldwide.

“GM said it would disable the heated washer fluid system module that could lead to fires. The Detroit automaker will pay owners and those leasing vehicles $100 each since the feature is being disabled,” says the report.

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1 Comment

  1. Basel A-Shaban on June 10, 2010 8:03 am

    “The fault was discovered in the windscreen wiper fluid heating system”

    I am almost sure that this option is not available on cars/trucks/SUVs in the UAE or the GCC, If any, we need a cooling system for the windshield fluid not a heating one. Nevertheless, those who own the affected GM models should call their dealership for clarification.


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