2010 may be the year of the automotive recall. In the past few months, several car manufacturers have issued recalls for vehicle defects that may cause a car fire leading to serious injury or even wrongful death. Are you driving a vehicle that was recalled because of fire risk? Check the list below to find out. 
 
General Motors recalled about 1.5 million vehicles because of a flaw in the system that squirts heated cleaning fluid on the windshield. Five fires have been reported that are related to the defect. 
 
Vehicles included:
 
2006-09 model-year Buick Lucerne
2006-09 model year Cadillac DTS
2006-09 model year Hummer H2
2008-09 model year Cadillac CTS
2008-09 model year Buick Enclave
2007-09 model year Cadillac Escalade
2007-09 model year Cadillac Escalade ESV
2007-09 model year Cadillac Escalade EXT
2007-09 model year Chevrolet Avalanche
2007-09 model year Chevrolet Silverado
2007-09 model year Chevrolet Suburban
2007-09 model year Chevrolet Tahoe
2007-09 model year GMC Acadia
2007-09 model year GMC Sierra
2007-09 model year GMC Yukon
2007-09 model year GMC Yukon XL
2007-09 model year Saturn Outlook
2009 Chevrolet Transverse
 
BMW and Volkswagon and Chrysler  have also recalled vehicles in the U.S. because they may catch fire. The BMW’s have a flaw in the front-seat safety-belt mechanism that could ignite. Volkswagon, Chrysler and Dodge minivans are recalled because the rear-door latches may short-circuit and catch fire. Included are:
 
2008-11 model year BMW 1 Series luxury cars
Routan minivans
2008-09 model year Chrysler Town and Country minivans
2008-09 model year Dodge Grand Caravan minivans
 
Lamborghini recalled several models of cars because a fuel pump defect may cause a leak that could ignite. The affected models are:
 
2007-2008 model year Lamborghini Murcielagos
2007-2008 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadsters
If your vehicle is involved in a recall, contact your local dealer.  
 
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