DETROIT - General Motors is warning some of its SUV owners not to use the windshield wipers after discovering a short that could cause the windshield wiper motor to catch fire.
GM is recalling nearly 32,000 2016-model-year Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs.
The company says only about 6,400 of the vehicles were sold. The others are being held at dealerships until they can be repaired.
The repair involves replacing the cover on the windshield wiper motor, because the faulty cover can allow some electrical terminals to come into contact with each other.
Parts are being shipped to the dealers so that they can fix the problem.
If weather makes it necessary to use the vehicle with windshield wipers, GM will make arrangements to pick up the vehicle to make the repair. They also will arrange rental cars if parts aren’t available.