Wednesday 26 October 2016
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Recall Roundup: GM Recalls 2016 SUVs Over Fire Risk

Recall Roundup: GM Recalls 2016 SUVs Over Fire Risk

General Motors is recalling 29,000 newer model SUVs across three brands due to windshield wiper motors that could overheat and cause a fire. Basically, GM says it’s due to a manufacturing defect and that a supplier produced them using a broken tool which created a problem that could cause an electrical short.

Details from the official recall notice are listed below.


General Motors is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured August 18, 2015 to September 24, 2015. Due to a manufacturing defect, the windshield wiper motor may overheat when used.


A wiper motor that overheats increases the risk of a fire.


GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor cover assembly, free of charge. Owners are advised not to use their front windshield wipers until the wiper cover has been replaced. If weather conditions prevent operation of the vehicle without using the windshield wipers, GM will make arrangements to pick up the vehicle for servicing. The recall began on September 30, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 15780.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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