​GM Potential Fire Hazard In Latest SUV Recall

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August 21, 2012

General Motors is correcting a potential fire hazard in various SUV models as it will recall 249,260 vehicles, which includes 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, as well as certain 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender.

GM, in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said a possible electrical short in the SUV could affect power windows and door locks, and in some cases could cause a fire, the company said of its recall dated August 17.

The measure involves vehicles sold or currently registered mainly in the Northeast and Midwest states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

“Fluid may enter the driver’s door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke or a fire,” the NHTSA said.

Dealers will replace the driver’s master power window switch on Chevrolet, GMC and Buick models while Saab and Isuzu owners can call the manufacturers’ customer service centers or the NHTSA safety hotline.

Last week, GM recalled 38,000 Chevrolet Impala police cars in the United States and Canada because of cracks in the front suspension that could result in a crash.