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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    If you take it in for the recall the fuse is removed, the pump is taken out and the harness plug is cut off, taped, and reattached to the harness to prevent water damage.
    We haven't done any yet.
    I will have to review the language in the recall but we are obligated by GM to check each vehicle as it comes in for service and if the recall shows as "open" we are directed by GM to do it since the vehicle is in for service and this is a safety related concern.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by suprego123 View Post
    Is it a real check or a credit toward our next GM vehicle?? So from this point on, they will simply deactivate all recalls instead of fixing them.
    Wouldn't that be scary? If they are just going to give us $100 here and $100 there for things that require warranty fixes, our trucks would be worth less than half the initial cost.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    If any of you have any questions on whether or not your vehicle is involved in this recall please private message me with your VIN and I will check it through my resources and respond back with a yes or no for you. Thank you for your time.

    Jeff Morris, Cadillac Customer Service

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by glamis44 View Post
    Thats BS, And then $100 for compensation? What a joke. How about FIX it so it will work.
    The sad part about this is that the company that made the heating system has gone under. GM does not have another company to work with to find a solution.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by North49 View Post
    The sad part about this is that the company that made the heating system has gone under. GM does not have another company to work with to find a solution.
    Found this on the Buick Enclave forum in regards to the heated washer fluid recall.

    This company AlphaTherm (alphathermusa.com) is making a replacement heater unit for GM vehicles that is plug and play.

    Another interesting article regarding this recall comes from Middletown Ohio.
    "Expensive house fire could be linked to GM recall"

    Google the title for the link to the article in the Middletown Journal

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    I am pretty sure the heated windshield washer fluid was worth more tahn thw $100 they want to give you. I think it was standard on all 07's, but the least they could do is give you the value of what it was worth when you purchased the vehicle new.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    They should replace it with heated/cooled cup holders instead. $100??..pfft

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by IgotGAME View Post
    They should replace it with heated/cooled cup holders instead. $100??..pfft
    I hear ya. $100 is almost laughable when you look at the price tag on the truck. And at the expense of loosing a bell and whistle feature too! Sorry .... I like the gadgets

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Did my first one a couple of days ago. As Ewill said, fuse gets removed and pump gets removed. It cannot be reactivated. Just waiting for my recall notice for my ESV.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    What they should do is compensate the loss of one feature, heated windshield fluid, for a new feature-BLUETOOTH MODULE. Imagine how that would be: "Sorry but we can remove the heated fluid and install bluetooth to offset the issue"

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    I got mine done on Friday..... I have yet to see 1cent of that 100Bucks.

    Unless someone was making that crap up...


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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Sounded like we are taking our dogs to get "fixed".... And in a way I do feel that way...

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    This really sucks!! What if you don't want it done? Are you able to sign a waiver not holding GM responsible for a fire? GM should definitely be forced to give some type of compensation for doing this.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyefan007 View Post
    This really sucks!! What if you don't want it done? Are you able to sign a waiver not holding GM responsible for a fire? GM should definitely be forced to give some type of compensation for doing this.
    My last 07' I did not have the fix done, and had no issues over the 3 years I used it, I just would not let them do the update.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    I can tell you the following things:

    1. The Recall specifically indicates that the customer should be cut a check for $100. It does not say how it should be done and I am not sure how WE are doing it yet, they may be taking information and mailing out checks so our accounting department doesn't go nuts.
    2. We are required by GM to check the vehicle for open recalls whenever they come in for service.
    3. This is a SAFETY recall and we are required to perform this if it is open
    4. There is no language in the recall that indicates a customer can decline this recall, no waiver, no opt out, nada.

    From a technical standpoint if you were able to opt out of this recall you'd be accepting personal responsibility for any future failure or damages resulting from such a failure. That might even mean 20 years from now after the car has been sold 10 times if some knucklehead parks it in the garage and their house burns down you get the bill. If you want that kind of liability over a luxury feature on your car I guess you could take it on, but why would you?
    I don't own a car that has this, but from a personal point of view, I'd probably rather get it done and maybe hope for an aftermarket solution in the near future.
    The harness is still in place and some clever person might be able to devise something that would plug in to the existing connections.

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