GM Recalls 800K Over Electric Issues

Short circuit in wiper-fluid system may cause fires in popular SUVs, other models
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2008 1:50 PM CDT
CEO Rick Wagoner saw General Motors recall more than 800,000 vehicles today due to an electrical fault.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An electrical glitch has General Motors recalling 857,735 vehicles today, Reuters reports. GM will recall all cars with a heated windshield wiper fluid system for faults that may lead the system to short circuit, increasing the likelihood of fire or other electrical malfunctions. See below for a full list of affected vehicles.

The recall involves 2007-2008 models of the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Avalanche, and Suburban; Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT; GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, and Saturn Outlook; 2006-2008 models of the Hummer H2, Cadillac DTS, and Buick Lucerne; and the 2008 Buick Enclave.