The Detroit automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it will recall 29,295 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia SUVs in the USA, because the front windshield wiper motor may overheat when in use because of a manufacturing defect.
General Motors on Thursday, October 8, 2015 said it is recalling almost 32,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs from the 2016 model year because an electrical short could cause the wiper motor to catch fire.
The affected SUVs were built from August 18, 2015, to September 24, 2015.
General Motors bosses say that, to the best of their knowledge, no fires have happened outside the plant so far. The repairs involve dealers replacing the windshield wiper motor free of charge to the customer.
“Until your vehicle has been repaired, please do not use your windshield wipers”.
Of the 31,685 SUVs affected, 6,400 were sold to customers and the remaining at dealerships, Reuters adds. If weather conditions prevent operation of the vehicle without wipers, GM will make arrangements to pick up the vehicle for servicing. GM’s number for this recall is 15780. You can also contact NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and ask about safety campaign #15V609000.