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Recalls: Chrysler, Jeep, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, and Saturn vehicles

Consumer Reports News: June 08, 2010 04:29 PM

A few recalls have been announced recently affecting Chrysler, Jeep, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, and Saturn vehicles. We also previously reported on the recall of Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles due to sticky accelerators. If your vehicle is listed here, the manufacturer should notify you of the recall and provide corrections at no charge. Customer-service phone numbers are listed below if you have questions.

See our latest survey findings on car recalls.

2008-2009 Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan

Chrysler is recalling over 284,000 minivans because the vehicle may have been built with a wire harness that has been improperly routed. If this occurs, the lower sliding door hinge bracket may wear through the wire insulation, which could cause a short circuit in the door, potentially overheating the latch, and leading to a possible fire.

For more information, contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler is recalling almost 289,000 Jeep Wrangler vehicles due to a problem with the front inner fender liners that could rub against the brake tubes and cause a leak in the brake fluid. If this occurs, the vehicle could experience a partial loss of braking and increase the risk of a crash.

For more information, contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Certain 2006-2009 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, and Saturn models

MODEL YEARS VEHICLES
2008-2009 Buick Enclave
2006-2009 Buick Lucerne
2008-2009 Cadillac CTS
2006-2009 Cadillac DTS
2007-2009 Cadillac Escalade, ESV, & EXT
2007-2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
2007-2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
2007-2009 Chevrolet Suburban
2007-2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2007-2009 GMC Acadia
2007-2009 GMC Sierra
2007-2009 GMC Yukon & Yukon XL
2006-2009 Hummer H2
2007-2009 Saturn Outlook

GM is recalling over 1,365,000 cars, SUVs, and trucks equipped with a heated washer fluid system (HWFS). The recall was implemented in 2008 and dealers added a fuse to the control circuit harness to address an electrical short, but there have been new reports of incidents to the modules after the fix. Thermal incidents on HWFS modules have occurred and results vary from minor distortion to melting of the plastic around the HWFS fluid chamber. If this occurs, the module may ignite and catch fire.

Dealers will permanently disable and remove the heated washer fluid module. Owners will also receive a new page for their owner’s manual indicating the change.

For more information, contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Hummer at 1-800-732-5493, and Saturn at 1-800-972-8876, or go online to www.gmownercenter.com.

   

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