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General Motors recalls over 180,00 vehicles because Driver’s Master Power Window Switch may Short causing a Fire Hazard

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x; 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL; and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender vehicles.

Fluid may enter the driver’s door master power window switch 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.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Report Receipt Date: July 2nd, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V404000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 184,611

 

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

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

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the part number on the door module, and install a new door module if necessary, free of charge. Parts for the remedy are not currently available. GM will send an interim letter to owners in late August 2014. A second owner letter will be mailed when parts are available.

Owners may contact GM customer service at 1.800.521.7300 (Buick), 1.800.222.1020 (Chevrolet), 1.800.462.8782 (GMC), 1.800.955.9007 (SAAB), and 1.800.255.6727 (Isuzu). GM’s number for this recall is 14309.

Note: This recall provides a new remedy for all vehicles covered by recall 13V-248. Vehicles whose modules were modified but not replaced as part of the previous recall remedy must have their vehicles remedied again under this campaign.

Notes

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


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