GM Recalls 850,000+ Vehicles for Electric Short-Circuit Problem

GM is recalling 857,735 vehicles equipped with a heated windshield wiper fluid system for a potential short-circuit problem, reports Reuters and Yahoo.

A short-circuit in the system may cause other electrical features to malfunction, create an odor or cause smoke, increasing the risk of a fire.
The recall involves the 2007-2008 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Avalanche and Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT, GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL and Saturn Outlook; 2006-2008 Hummer H2, Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne; and the 2008 Buick Enclave.
The 2007 Cadillac Escalade is one of the models being recalled.
GM will install a wire harness with an in-line fuse free of charge to fix the problem, NHTSA said.
In a separate matter, GM is also recalling 88,809 2008 Buick Enclave, and 2007-2008 model year GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook SUVs in 28 states and Washington, D.C..
A build-up of snow or ice on the windshield or the wipers may restrict the movement of the wiper arm in the SUVs and could cause the wiper to detach from its motor.