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GM Issues SUV Recall – Fire Hazard

Jasjit Mundh2 years ago

According to The Car Connection, General Motors has issued a recall for 2005-2007 model year mid-size SUVs because of a problem with the vehicles' power-window switches, which poses a fire hazard.

About the GM SUV Recall

The SUVs were recalled because a short in the power switches can lead to random malfunction or overheating, which may lead to a fire. This can happen even when the car is not in use. About 184,611 cars were recalled. GM recommends parking the cars away from the house.

Revised service procedure to the dealers and customer advisory letters will go out soon, but new parts for the recall will not be available until the fall.

Owners can check with their dealership to see if their vehicle is affected, or they can call customer service at 800-521-7300 (Buick), 800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 800-462-8782 (GMC), 800-955-9007 (Saab), or 800-255-6727 (Isuzu).

Description of Recalled GM SUVs

  • The recall includes 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, and Buick Rainier models, the 2005-2007 Saab 9-7X model and the 2006-2007 Isuzu Ascender models.
  • Fluid can enter the master power-window switch module, which can cause corrosion and then a short in the circuit board.
  • The short could cause intermittent malfunction (the windows raising or lowering themselves), or failure.
  • The short can also result in overheating (a burning smell), smoke, or fire (even when the car is not in use).

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