Here’s an interesting turn of events to General Motors’ recent recall of 1.53 million vehicles. In case you completely forgot, GM has recalled all cars and trucks equipped with HotShot – an optional heated windshield washer fluid system it offered until 2009. Apparently, the firm that owns assets of Micro-Heat – the bankrupt supplier of the heated fluid system – claims that the problem is not caused by its products.
In a New York Times Report, the President of (aptly-named) M-Heat Investors states that GM blamed the heating system of the windshield washer fluid for voltage spikes that were – in fact – not caused by the heating system. In 2009, he wrote a letter to NHTSA stating that The General was deliberately attempting to mislead the supplier.
And here’s a small yet important detail: the fire problem is capable of presenting itself in cars not equipped with the HotShot option.
If that has left you scratching your head in confusion, you’re not the only one. You can bet we’ll be following this one as close as the interior panel gaps on a new Buick LaCrosse.[Source: NY Times via Inside Line]