General Motors is currently recalling a total of 249,260 midsize SUVs because of a fire risk.
According to the North American based automotive giant, 249,260 midsize SUVs will be affected by this recalls, including the 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the GMC Envoy, the Isuzu Ascender and the Saab 9-7X because of a fire risk. BM also says that the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and the GMC Envoy XL will also have to be driven back to the dealers because of this recall. The models mentioned above have a problem with corrosion which can cause a short in the circuit board, increasing the risk of a fire and injury.
“Fluid may enter the driver’s door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. 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. A short in the circuit board could lead to a fire, increasing the risk of personal injury”, as the NHTSA is saying in its official press release.
General Motors has announced that no reports of crashes or injuries have been received related to this problem. The car manufacturer doesn’t currently have a plan to fix the issue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Meanwhile, if you own one of the vehicles mentioned above, be aware that a recall is currently being conducted. You can contact Buick at 800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 866-694-6546, GMC at 866-996-9463 and Isuzu owners will be contacted by Isuzu Motors while Saab owners will be contacted by Saab Cars North America. The recall will take place in 20 cold-weather states across the United States and the District of Columbia.