July 02, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

General Motors has issued a recall of approximately 193,652 vehicles due to a manufacturing defect that affects the electrical system.  The following vehicles are included in the recall class:  2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender vehicles. According to NHTSA reports, 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 and may also lead to overheating. This defect could lead to a fire, even when the vehicle is not in operation, increasing the risk of personal injury to vehicle occupants.  As an added safety measure, owners are advised to park outside until the vehicle has been inspected and the defect has been addressed.

This recall is expected to begin on July 24, 2013. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463, Isuzu owners at 1-800-255-6727, and SAAB owners at 1-855-880-0808. GM's campaign number is 12180.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V248000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.