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GM recalls models in China for repairs

autos Updated: Jul 24, 2010 13:40 IST

GM China, the Chinese subsidiary of the US automaker General Motors, is recalling a number of models sold in China due to faulty windshield wiper fluid systems that could lead to engine fires, says a media report.

A defect in a heated windshield wiper fluid system could lead to fires in some extreme cases, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (GAQSIQ) in a statement.

The recall covers various models, including Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, the Hummer H2 made between 2006 and 2009, Cadillac Escalade ESV and EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, Saturn Outlook made from 2007 to 2009, as well as the Chevrolet Traverse made in 2009, Xinhua newsagency reported on Saturday.

The recall is part of GM's worldwide recall, and GM China promised to disable the heated washer fluid system, it said.

The recall for repairs would begin on July 26, but the company did not reveal the number of vehicles involved in the recall.

GM launched a similar recall in China early June, which involved 4,199 imported Cadillac vehicles with the same safety defects.