After a door-fire investigation that dates back to February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced a recall today that affects around 250,000 General Motors SUVs for a faulty driver's door module. The recall applies to the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X from the 2006 and 2007 model years, as well as the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL for vehicles sold and/or registered in the Snow Belt.

Road salt use in these midwestern and northern states can lead to corrosion of the driver's door module on these GMT360 and GMT370 vehicles, which allows water to come in contact with the circuit board. If shorted out, the vehicle's power door locks and power windows will not work, and could possibly lead to overheating and, in some circumstances, a fire. No official word on how many total vehicles caught on fire, but back in June, 28 fires had been reported to the government agency. A fix for the problem is still being worked out, but all affected vehicle owners will be notified by GM.

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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BUICK / RAINIER 2006-2007
CHEVROLET / TRAILBLAZER 2006-2007
GMC / ENVOY 2006-2007
ISUZU / ASCENDER 2006-2007
SAAB / 9-7X 2006-2007

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC Mfr's Report Date: AUG 15, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V406000 NHTSA Action Number: EA12004

Component: VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 249,260

Summary:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender vehicles, originally sold or currently registered 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. 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.

Consequence:
A short in the circuit board could lead to a fire, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Remedy:
The remedy plan is still being finalized. A notification schedule has not been determined yet. Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC owners will be notified by GM. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. Isuzu owners will be notified by Isuzu Motors. Owners may contact Isuzu customer service at 1-800-255-6727. SAAB owners will be notified by SAAB Cars North America and for inquiries, owners may call SAAB customer service at 1-855-880-0808.

Notes:
GM's campaign number is 12180. Owners may also 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.


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      mike.mor
      • 2 Years Ago
      A CHEVI with electrical problem ? Some things never change. By the way, are they still using AC Delco as their supplier ? What a shock.
      usa1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I personally know a lady who had her Envoy catch fire from a defective window switch. The insurance company paid to total the car. Unfortunately for GM, she replaced the Envoy with a Kia Sportage.
        Steve
        • 2 Years Ago
        @usa1
        Was that Kia Sportage imported from Indonesia, Slovakia, or South Korea? Based on experiences of people that I know that have Kia's, if she wanted a trouble free car with no recalls, Kia was a poor choice.
      Yeah yeah
      • 2 Years Ago
      My brother has a Saab 9-7 that is covered under this recall. Assuming the Saab doesn't have his address since he wasn't the original owner, he called the number the NHTSA recall says to call (supposedly for Saab North America) and guess what? "This number is no longer in service..." Saab North America is in service for military air traffic sales. And GM, which is still in business, issued the recall including the Saab version. But I'm less than confident he'll be able to eventually get this fixed under the recall.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        kontroll
        • 2 Years Ago
        hey King Kong the switch was made in Hong Kong moron!
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        Steve
        • 2 Years Ago
        HKPro - There is a Nissan Versa air bag investigation article, you don't see trolls like yourself slamming it. Most of the comments posted for this article are trolls like yourself. All cars have recalls moron...... Well Toyota avoided recalls for a while and people died. But now even Toyota is issuing recalls. BTW, I have owned GM cars but I currently don't have one. Ignorance annoys me so after reaing your ignorant post along with Sonota-boy's post, I responded....
      melvin.bonds75
      • 1 Year Ago
      I purchased a 2007 Envoy in June first power sterling went out got that fixed now stabilitrak light comes on and off,now the drivers power panel works when it fills like it thinking i make bad move in buying G,M,C any one else with these problems ...
      laura.smith65
      • 1 Year Ago
      The last time I called they told me march the parts will be in. just call th 1800 number on your recall notice letter. I am having problems with the seat warmer and windows.they set me up with an appointment with a GM dealer.
        labor74
        • 1 Year Ago
        @laura.smith65
        Spoke with fellow named "Pat," on 3/11/2013, at GMC Customer Service: Letters would be going out, by end of March, advising that dlrs had parts. Okay? So I have to go to wherever to get form because I had to replace the driver's window regulator, etc., back in Sept.! The so-called recall notice sent us (Oct 1012) said they'd send a 2nd letter abt parts availability & forms for reimbursement. Oh, yes, they "are working as quickly as possible."
      JHunter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I received my recall notice in October 2012 and I am still waiting to hear something - I know exactly what you mean about feeling like an idiot going through any drive thru and having to open your door. I have not yet tried to call but was going to and now I see that this doesn't do any good either!!!
      tykers
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have an 03 trailblazer, drivers door control module hasn't worked for about a year. Often smells like melting plastic. Has anyone else experienced noises from the steering column? I have not received any recall notices, but will be following up for sure.
      Michelle Kelley Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      i have a chevy trail blazer 03 model LS and the back windows do not role up also i can not use the defrost without the truck shutting off is this a recall problem
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Nobody sweats the recalls like GM...?
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      Surprise, surprise. Not really.
      Akshay Sarode
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes... Certainly compact SUVs are real boon for us. As it provides all thing which are available in Standard SUVs. And we get all of these for very very less cost. There are many Small SUVs launching day by day. And Cheverlet SUVs will be the best because of their quality..
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