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1.5 million vehicles recalled by GM

General Motors Co on Tuesday announced a recall of about 1.5 million trucks, crossovers and cars from model years 2006-2009 because the unit that heats the windshield washer fluid could catch fire.

Jeff Boyer, GM director for safety, said the supplier who made the module that heats the washer fluid has stopped manufacturing, leaving no chance to design an improved unit.

 

GM will pay each customer $100 when the heated fluid module is removed at dealerships, Boyer said.

The models involved include the 2007-2009 model year Chevrolet Silverado 3500 pickup truck, Avalanche, Suburban and Tahoe; Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT; GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL; and the Saturn Outlook.

The model year 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is also included.

Models from the 2008-2009 years include the Buick Enclave and Cadillac CTS.

Also recalled are the model year 2006-2009 Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS and Hummer H2.

GM in 2009 dropped the Hummer and Saturn brands as part of its post-bankruptcy restructuring.

In addition to the 1.365 million vehicles recalled in the United States, about 98,800 vehicles will be recalled in Canada, about 26,250 in Mexico and 38,100 elsewhere, GM said.