By Dave Thomas
Do you have a heated windshield wiper system on your 2007-2009 GM full-size pickup? 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 list of trucks is below, as are the customer service numbers for each division and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- * 2007-2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT
- * 2007-2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
- * 2007-2009 Chevrolet Silverado
- * 2007-2009 GMC Sierra
You can contact Cadillac at 866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 and GMC at 866-996-9463. You can also visit www.gmownercenter.com. You can contact NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.
[Sources: General Motors, NHTSA]