GM, Isuzu recall 258,000 SUVs over power window switch problem, sold in 20 US states and Canada

By on Aug 19, 2012 in Automobile, United States Comments

General Motors (GM) and Isuzu announced on Saturday, August 18, 2012 a recall involving more than 249,000 SUVs in 20 US states and around 9,150 vehicles in Canada to fix the problem concerning power window switches that could cause short circuit and eventually result to fire.

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According to a press release by U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on its official website that day, the GM-Isuzu recall involves around 249,260 units of 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL, as well as 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender.

As noted in the announcement, the recalled vehicles were sold in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

GM noted that fluid may enter the driver’s door module and cause corrosion that could result to short circuit in the electronic board. This could lead to intermittent function or failure of the power door lock and power window switches; or may produce fire once the overheating burns the components.

The NHTSA report added that a remedy plan has not yet been finalized, but GM spokesman Alan Adler reportedly said in an email that the power widow switch will be replaced for free. Letters will be sent to owners indicating when they should bring their vehicles to respective dealers, but the appointment date was not mentioned.

For more information, Buick owners are being advised to contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners to call at 1-866-694-6546, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. Isuzu owners may contact customer service at 1-800-255-6727, while SAAB owners may call customer service at 1-855-880-0808.

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