Fires Prompt Massive GM Recall
Almost a quarter of a million vehicles recalled over faulty switch.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: August 22nd, 2012
n electrical short has prompted the recall of nearly 250,000 General Motors vehicles. The short, which could affect power window and door lock switches, could possibly lead to fires. The affected vehicles are 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy models, along with some 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascenders, and Saab 9-7xs.
According to GM's recall filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most of the affected vehicles were sold and registered in the Northeast or Midwest.
It's possible that fluid could enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion which could lead to a short. That could cause switches to be inoperable or operate intermittently. It could also cause overheating, which could lead to a fire.
GM dealers will fix Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick models, while Saab and Isuzu owners will need to call either NHTSA or those manufacturers’ respective customer service hotlines.