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    Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    One of the main reasons I purchased our CTS was for the safety of the heated washer fluid.

    Now they have decided to rip it out and give me a token payment.

    I don't accept that...I want a far better solution. Fix it or buy my car back.

    Anyone care to join me in a class action suit? I'll pay the attorney fees!

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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    Forget it!

    Do like so many of us have already done. Buy and install the $68 AlphaTherm AT-37GM plug-n-play replacement unit, an upgrade from OEM. And you can pocket the remainder of your $100 GM recall check:

    http://www.alphathermusa.com/heatedwash-AT-37GM.html

    http://www.alphathermusa.com/files/C...35_vs_AT37.pdf
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    Some of us just took the $100 payment and applied to the purchase of an AlphaTherm AT-37GM. Price was less than $100 so there are a few bucks left in your pocket. Installation was fairly easy.

    http://www.alphathermusa.com/heatedwash-AT-37GM.html


    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ment-37gm.html
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    Wow! Take 928's advice! My top 5 reasons for buying my CTS was not the heated washer fluid. My number one reason was that it was made in America and number 2 was that it was a cutting edge Cadillac. Let us know how your "fix it or buy my car back" class action suit turns out.
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    Quote Originally Posted by Suddendeath9 View Post
    One of the main reasons I purchased our CTS was for the safety of the heated washer fluid.

    Now they have decided to rip it out and give me a token payment.

    I don't accept that...I want a far better solution. Fix it or buy my car back.

    Anyone care to join me in a class action suit? I'll pay the attorney fees!

    doug
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    Are you serious when you say that one of the main reasons that you purchased a CTS was for the heated washer fluid? I live in Vancouver and am quite use to frost on the windshield. I can say I used that feature twice. Is that not what the remote start is for? If you don't have that, warm up your car like most people do. No?

    I can't see how it is a safety feature. By not having it are you going to drive around with frost on your windshield? I'd sure hope not. Sure it may be an inconvenience if you can't be bothered to warm up your car, but I'd hardly call it a safety issue. In fact, the real safety issue was the possibility of these things catching on fire - for someone so concerned with safety such as yourself you should be happy such a risk is no longer present in your car.

    And buy the car back because they removed a feature? I'd like to know what planet you are living on? Have you discussed this with anyone in person? Did they also laugh at you?

    Best of luck in litigation. I see you getting nowhere fast.
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    C'mon guys. It is a joke, or is it?

    I would join a class action for something else - timing chains issue. What I want from GM is just power-train extended warranty let's say 10 years/140,000 miles. That would have a merit. But the washer fluid heater? No...............waste of time.....
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    So after the recall is done, it is easy to install the alphatherm heater? I thought I read they cut the plug off the wiring harness or something stupid like that. I told the dealer to not do the recall, but if I can get the thing re-installed easily then I would rather do that. Can someone elaborate on the re-install please? Thank you!
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    Read the previous threads on this. I bought the Alpha Therm unit and installed it in 15 minutes. Works like a charm. The only problem I had was my idiot dealer removed the mounting bracket! I had them order me a new one and put it back on, at no cost to me since that was not part of the recall. Alpha Therm sends new hoses with the unit. Couldn't be easier.
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    The heated washer system is a safety feature?
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    This guy must have got some bad weed.
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    I live in Saskatchewan, Canada in minus 30 celsius and colder temperatures. A jug of washer fluid with de-icer will run you $4 at the most. The simplest solution is often the right one.
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    Quote Originally Posted by phw715 View Post
    I live in Saskatchewan, Canada in minus 30 celsius and colder temperatures. A jug of washer fluid with de-icer will run you $4 at the most. The simplest solution is often the right one.
    Agreed! This topic is
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    [When I got the recall from my dealer I bought the Alpha Therm, and the dealer switched it without any costs. Of course I got the 100$ also
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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    Quote Originally Posted by Suddendeath9 View Post
    One of the main reasons I purchased our CTS was for the safety of the heated washer fluid.

    Now they have decided to rip it out and give me a token payment.

    I don't accept that...I want a far better solution. Fix it or buy my car back.

    Anyone care to join me in a class action suit? I'll pay the attorney fees!

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    Re: Class action suit for heated windshield washer malfunction

    Quote Originally Posted by Suddendeath9 View Post
    Anyone care to join me in a class action suit? I'll pay the attorney fees!
    Frivolous lawsuits like this is one reason why stuff is so expensive. According to the Pacific Research Institute, a family of four has to pay $9,827 a year due to legal fees for companies that have to defend themselves. It is much different in Germany and other industrialized countries and their products are statistically safer than ours.

    The problem is suddendeath9 won't pay the legal fees, the lawyers will settle with GM for a $20M payment for legal fees, and everyone in the suit gets a $5 off coupon on their next oil change. However, since this recall was done to correct a known deficiency (and not having heated washer fluid is not a deficiency), GM would win and the lawyers would agree to drop the case for a $7M in legal fees. The lawyers win either way, that is why these are so prevelant.

    Anyway, this thread is a dead horse, sorry to stretch it out.
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