Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave Recalled for Fire Risk
General Motors (GM – Get Report) introduced it’s going to recall virtually 32,000 SUVs in the united statesto fix a manufacturing defect that would trigger the windshield wipers’ motors to soften, smoke or catch hearth from overheating, Reuters stories.
Owners of the affected vehicles have been asked not to use their front windshield wipers at all until their vehicles are repaired.
Dealers will replace faulty wiper motor covers that allow a few electrical terminals to come in contact with each other. Most of the models are in North America. Considering the wipers are used when it’s raining, GM didn’t say if the rain could possibly dampen the motor and put out a fire before the wipers fail. It also will arrange rental cars if parts aren’t available.
The discovery of the safety risk was accidentally made at GM’s SUV factory in Lansing, Michigan. The plant’s quality manager reported the problem on September 21 through GM’s “Speak up for Safety” program, and GM began investigating five days later.
If you happen to share the same address with a General Motors dealership employee, now may be an excellent time to step into a new vehicle. Those vehicles that have been sold will be a priority for replacements, the announcement noted.