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Old 06-08-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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Saturn Outlooks Recalled Due to Faulty Heated Windshield Washer Fluid System, GM to Reimburse Owners for Removing Feature

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General Motors is recalling 1.5 million 2007-09 model cars, trucks, and crossovers to disable a heated washer fluid system (HWFS) module that could pose a fire risk. Because the feature will be disabled, GM will make a voluntary payment of $100 to the owner or lessee of each vehicle. There are no known injuries or crashes related to the condition.

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Old 06-08-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Saturn Outlooks Recalled Due to Faulty Heated Windshield Washer Fluid System, GM

I used this feature on a Buick Lucerne, and it worked well on this car... A shame they couldn't work out the issues with it.

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Old 06-09-2010, 06:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Saturn Outlooks Recalled Due to Faulty Heated Windshield Washer Fluid System, GM

Wow. I'm amazed that they couldn't buy something comparable from one of their competitors and modify it so that the feature still worked. Just disabling it is IMO a Jack Legg solution.

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: Saturn Outlooks Recalled Due to Faulty Heated Windshield Washer Fluid System, GM

Just confirmation that the G in GM is for Government... . Instead of fixing their mistake, they just send you a check and tell you everything will be OK.
So much for that new car warranty!

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Old 06-10-2010, 02:18 PM   #5
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Default Re: Saturn Outlooks Recalled Due to Faulty Heated Windshield Washer Fluid System, GM

Wasn't there a fix for this in '07?

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Old 06-10-2010, 03:08 PM   #6
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Wasn't there a fix for this in '07?
Yup - did not have any problems before they "fixed" it, and haven't had any since. Wonder if we can refuse the new "FIX"!?

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Old 06-10-2010, 11:04 PM   #7
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"...Wonder if we can refuse the new "FIX" !? .... "

Maybe if you sign x number of variants of waivers, just in case your vehicle goes up in smoke !!


Excerpt from the linked press release that Charlie posted;
"... says that it is possible for the heated washer module to ignite and a fire may occur. .... "


Just another piece of bling, another unnecessary item that can break . . . . IMHO ! Thankfully not on my basic XE FWD

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Old 06-11-2010, 09:38 AM   #8
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Wow. I'm amazed that they couldn't buy something comparable from one of their competitors and modify it so that the feature still worked. Just disabling it is IMO a Jack Legg solution.
From the press coverage:

"This was a unique technology available from only one supplier, and that supplier has stopped manufacturing, which left no opportunity to collaborate on an improved design,"

I love this comment though, because if I recall the discussions from last year, GM made said supplier pay the costs of the original recall, forcing them into bankruptcy...

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Old 06-13-2010, 06:56 PM   #9
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This makes me worried if its true: Company Involved in G.M. Recall Said the Problem Runs Deeper.

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Old 06-14-2010, 03:36 AM   #10
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Makes me worried too!
I park my Outlook in the garage every night. Don't need a fire that could burn up the Outlook AND my house.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:57 AM   #11
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Well, the statistics should be available - have there been fires in the same set of vehicles without the HotShot installed?

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Old 06-14-2010, 07:17 AM   #12
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Taking my "hot little car" 07 Outlook in on Wednesday to be "cooled down".

Only this time NOT driving to Jake Sweeney in Cincinnati. I will be trying Reichard on Salem Avenue in Dayton. Yep Voss Chevrolet is much closer yet DON'T LIKE VOSS which is why I kept going, multiple times, to Cincinnati!

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