DETROIT — General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the motor to catch fire.
The company is recalling nearly 32,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs from the 2016 model to fix the problem.
Only 6,400 were sold and the rest are being held at dealerships until they are repaired. Most are in North America.
GM says if weather stops owners from taking their SUVs to dealers, it will pick up the vehicles for service. It also will arrange rental cars if parts aren’t available.
Dealers will replace faulty wiper motor covers that allow some electrical terminals to come in contact with each other.
The problem was discovered when a motor overheated at the factory.