Recall roundup: GM SUVs for short circuit problems image

General Motors has announced a recall for several of its SUVs because of a condition which may lead to a short circuit.

According to the North American based automotive giant, there are a total of 9,932 vehicles which will have to be taken back to the dealers because of the fluid which may enter in the driver’s door master power window switch module and cause corrosion. If this happens, than a short circuit can occur, causing the window switches to become inoperative and it may also lead to a fire.

“Fluid may enter into the driver’s door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board, causing window switches to become inoperative. Previously, the affected vehicles may have had their master power window switch module treated with a protective coating, instead of having it replaced. The protective coating may not eliminate the risk that the circuit board could short and result in a fire, even while the vehicle is unattended”, says the NHTSA.

The affected models are the 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, the 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, the 2006-2007 GMC Envoy and the 2006 GMC Envoy XL. Owners of these models will be notified by General Motors on the recall and the repairs / replacements will be made free of charge. An exact notification schedule hasn’t been provided at this point. However, owners can contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.