General Motors has announced that it is recalling almost 250,000 midsize sport utility vehicles in order to correct a potential fire hazard.
It has been determined that a possible electrical short could affect power windows and door locks, and in some cases could cause a fire. Apparently, fluid can enter the driver’s door module, causing corrosion, that could result in a short in the circuit board. The short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. Or, the short can cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke or a fire.
The recall announced by GM affects 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy SUVs, as well as certain 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender SUVs. The recall 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.
GM dealers will replace the driver’s master power window switch on Chevrolet, GMC and Buick models, while Saab and Isuzu owners are being instructed to call the manufacturers’ customer service centers or the NHTSA safety hotline.