Windshield wipers are supposed to wipe away the rain, but certain General Motors SUVs may catch fire when they are turn on and now the auto manufacturer is recalling those vehicles and asking owners not to turn on the wipers until they are fixed.

Roughly 32,000 new 2016 vehicles made by General Motors under the models Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia are subject to the recall to fix an electrical short ignited when the windshield wipers are turned on. The short could cause the motor to catch fire and is a safety hazard. The issue was discovered at the company’s factory and they do not believe any of the owners have personally experienced the problem.

Roughly 6,400 of these vehicles were sold to consumers and most are in North America, but the rest of them are still on dealership lots are must be repaired before they are sold.

The auto maker has offered to provide rental cars for some of these customers who may have to wait for parts to be ordered and will pick up customers who are unable to deliver the vehicles themselves to dealers due to weather.

General Motors (GM) and California Lemon Law

Under California Lemon Laws, General Motors may be obligated to buy back a defective vehicle or replace it if its owner has had ongoing problems, there is a safety risk or the vehicle has spent at least 30 days in a automotive repair shop.
The automaker will also have to pay your attorneys fees if you hire a California Lemon Law Lawyer to assist you with filing a claim in a California court.

Find out if your vehicle qualifies as a lemon by calling Johnson Attorneys Group for a free consultation at 800-235-6801.

James Johnson ESQ

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