August 19, 2014

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

General Motors has issued a recall of approximately 184,611 vehicles due to a defect that can cause the master power window switch to short circuit, posing a potential fire hazard.  The following vehicles are included in the recall class: 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x; 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL; and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, and Isuzu Ascender vehicles. The auto defect is a result of fluid entering the driver's door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. A fire can ignite even while the vehicle is not in use, so as a precaution, owners are advised to park away from buildings and outside a garage until the remedy has been made.

The recall schedule has not been set, but once determined dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Owners may contact General Motors directly at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-462-8782 (GMC), 1-800-955-9007 (SAAB), and 1-800-255-6727 (Isuzu), and reference GM's safety recall no.14309.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V404000.

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.