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GM recalls 1.5 million cars for fire danger

autos Updated: Jun 09, 2010 16:38 IST

General Motors announced a recall of 1.5 million vehicles on Tuesday over a possible fire danger posed by the wind shield wiper fluid heating system.

More than a dozen models from 2006 to 2009 are impacted by the recall, including the Buick Lucerne, several Cadillac models and the Hummer H2 SUV.

The carmaker said technicians would remove the heater and redirect the fluid system. Owners will also receive 100 dollars to compensate them because the feature will be disabled, GM said.

The malfunction was also the cause of a recall in 2008, in which car dealerships installed a fuse to the system's wiring.

The majority of the cars impacted by the recall are in the United States.

The car market has been beset by recalls in recent months, with most attention on 8.5 million cars recalled by Japanese maker Toyota mostly for sticky gas pedals and lose floor mats.