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General Motors recalls nearly 200,000 vehicles due to possible Short Circuit that could lead to a Fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7X, and Isuzu Ascender vehicles.

Fluid may enter the driver’s door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board.

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the models being recalled.

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the models being recalled.

A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative.

The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire.

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Buick / Rainier 2006-2007
Chevrolet / Trailblazer 2006-2007
Chevrolet / Trailblazer EXT 2006
GMC / Envoy 2006-2007
GMC / Envoy XL 2006
Isuzu / Ascender 2006-2007
SAAB / 9-7X 2005-2007

 

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Report Receipt Date: June 13th, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V248000
Component(s): Electrical System, Visibility
Potential Number of Units Affected: 193,652

Consequence

A short in the circuit board could lead to a fire, increasing the risk of personal injury. A fire could occur even while the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy has been made.

Remedy

Owners will be contacted and dealers will test the driver’s door module. If the module is functioning properly, a protective coating will be applied. If the module is not functioning properly, it will be replaced.

These repairs will be done free of charge. GM will notify Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC owners, Isuzu and Saab will contact their respective owners. The recall is expected to begin July 24th, 2013.

Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1.800.521.7300, Chevrolet owners at 1.866.694.6546, GMC owners at 1.866.996.9463, Isuzu owners at 1.800.255.6727, and SAAB owners at 1.855880.0808. GM’s campaign number is 12180.

This recall is an expansion of recall 12V-406.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY: 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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