GM Recalls Slew of SUVs Over Fire Concern
General Motors is recalling nearly 249,260 sport-utility vehicles to resolve a problem with fluid entering the driver’s door control module. The moisture could potentially cause corrosion that causes a short in the circuit board, which affects the operation of the power windows and door locks. In some cases, the components might overheat and possibly cause a fire.
The affected models are the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and 2006 GMC Envoy XL, and the 2006-2007 versions of the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, and Saab 9-7X.
The recall covers SUVs originally sold in or currently registered in 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 is working on a remedy for the problem, and has not announced when the recall might begin. The NHTSA Campaign ID Number is 12V406000, and the GM Campaign Number is 12180.
– Christian Wardlaw