GM issued a recall for approximately 15 different models of GM cars – roughly 1.3 million vehicles in the United States.
As a result of this recall, GM is stepping up to the plate. Well, sort of. GM announced that they will be disabling the heated windshield washer feature and because each vehicle will no longer have the heated windshield washer fluid system, it will pay each owner $100 for the loss of the heated windshield washer fluid system feature.
Had GM had not done this as a result of this recall, you surely would have had a class action lawsuit for the loss of this feature. This would have led to pretty much the same result, I suspect. The only difference is a bunch of lawyers would have also walked off with millions. This maneuver cuts out the middle man. Smart play on GM’s part.