THE PROBLEM: General Motors is recalling about 1.5 million vehicles worldwide to fix a heated windshield wiper fluid system that could lead to a fire, its second recall over the issue in two years. Five fires but no injuries or crashes have been reported.
MODELS AFFECTED: Several pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossovers and passenger car models from the 2006 to 2009 model years, including: the 2006-2009 model-year Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS and Hummer H2; 2008-2009 Buick Enclave and Cadillac CTS; 2007-2009 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT; 2007-2009 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe; 2007-2009 GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL; 2007-2009 Saturn Outlook; and 2009 Chevrolet Traverse.
THE FIX: GM will disable the heated washer fluid system module. The Detroit automaker will pay owners and those leasing vehicles $100 each.
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