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GM Recalls Almost 250,000 SUV’s For Fire Risk In Power Locks/Windows

August 21, 2012 by The Parrish Law Firm

Another week, another recall by General Motors Co. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that GM has plans to recall almost 250,000 SUVs for a potential fire risk.

GM says that the recall with affect a total of 249, 260 Chevrolet Trailblazer (2006-2007) and GMC Envoy SUVs, along with selective 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender SUVs. The recall was filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week.

The potential fire hazard stems from defective wiring in the power door locks and windows that can short circuit. The NHTSA explained the hazard: “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.”

General Motors Co. plans to replace the driver-side power window switch on Buick, Chevrolet and GMC vehicle models.

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