General Motors is recalling approximately 200,000 SUVs for possible fire hazards. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles pose a threat because the driver’s side power door and window module can short out, increasing the risk of fires. Moisture can get into the door and corrode the electronics, which could cause overheating, smoke, and fire.
The recall includes the 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Ruick Rainier, and Saab 9-7x. Also recalled are the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL.
GM has received at least 28 incident reports and owners may get a warning that the locks or windows are working improperly. GM will notify owners of the recalled vehicles and in the meantime GM warns owners to keep the recalled vehicles outside until they are fixed because the corrosion and overheating can happen even when the vehicle is not in use. If the windows and locks appear to be working, GM will put a protection guard on the electronics, but if the window and lock mechanisms appear faulty, dealers will replace them.
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