Back in August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall on the General Motors GMT360 SUVs (Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X) ranging from the 2005 to 2007 model years and the 2006 GMT370 SUVs (Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL) due to potential fires associated with the driver's door module. Initially limited to 250,000 units sold or registered in 20 Snow Belt states (and the District of Columbia), the recall has now been expanded to include an additional 193,000 of these SUVs in the US and, according to The Detroit News, 40,000 more sold outside the US, including Canada and Mexico.

Like the original recall, the issue is still a faulty driver's door module that can short out, which could lead to a fire. The Detroit News is reporting that, out of the 443,000 units being recalled, GM says that there were 58 fires that caused 11 minor injuries, and the expanded recall accounted for six fires and one injury. Despite the lower number of fires, the recall notice recommends that owners park their vehicles until the recall repairs has been performed.

On recalled units with functional modules, the repair consists of a protective coating being applied to the module, while vehicles with modules that are not working properly will have the driver's door module replaced. The official recall notice is posted below, and it includes contact information for customers of all five brands.
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RECALL Subject : Driver's Master Power Window Switch
Report Receipt Date: JUN 13, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V248000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 193,652

BUICK RAINIER 2006-2007
CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER 2006-2007
CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER EXT 2006
GMC ENVOY 2006-2007
GMC ENVOY XL 2006
ISUZU ASCENDER 2006-2007
SAAB 9-7X 2005-2007

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

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. 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. A fire could occur even while the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy has been made.

REMEDY:
Owners will be contacted and dealers will test the driver's door module. If the module is functioning properly, a protective coating will be applied. If the module is not functioning properly, it will be replaced. These repairs will be done free of charge. GM will notify Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC owners, Isuzu and Saab will contact their respective owners. The recall is expected to begin July 24, 2013. 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. This recall is an expansion of recall 12V-406.

NOTES:
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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      Griffen427
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't forget the Oldsmobile Bravada!
        Evan
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Griffen427
        The recall is regarding vehicles built in or after 2005. Oldsmobile ceased production in April of 2004. . .
      Ricky
      • 1 Year Ago
      + Oldsmobile Bravada!
      lrx301
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's not the electrical circuit design problem. It's the overall shabby quality of the vehicle. With time the parts got rusted and then circuit shorted to cause fire. So, it's better to just lease GM cars, never own it for longer than 5 years. After that, all kinds problems emerge due to poor build quality.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lrx301
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          lrx301
          • 1 Year Ago
          I don't buy that BS supplier based recall. After all, people buy cars from OEMs, not suppliers. When you cut the parts price to the minimum you don't think about recalls, do you? GM moron!
          Get a life
          • 1 Year Ago
          Look at Gm biggest cheerleader. When others blame suppliers its the oems fault. But when it's a GM recall it's a supplier issue. You are a pathetic fan.
          • 1 Year Ago
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          Barneylb1
          • 1 Year Ago
          Your ABSOLUTLY correct yonomo. Supplier. As a master tech of almost 30 years GM has turned their ship around and have made some of the most dependable cars, trucks out there. They stand behind their product and will step up to the plate for those whom have taken car of their vehicles. WHat the masses dont know is that a vehicle isnt just built in one spot. all the parts are made ALL OVER the globe by a contracted supplier and come together at the plant. Those whom choose not to maintain their vehcile as outlined by INDUSTY STANDARDS are the ones whom scream and bash the product. =)
        Evan
        • 11 Months Ago
        @lrx301
        I've owned several GM automobiles that have lasted well over 300K miles! I currently own a 2000 Grand Prix GT Sedan with 55K miles, a 2001 Grand Prix GTP Special Edition coupe with 19K miles, a 2004 Bonneville GXP with 28K miles and a 2014 Malibu 2LZ with 7K miles. I trust them to go anywhere! My cousin bought my old 96' Grand Prix GTP coupe that had 400K miles back in 2007 that still runs at 550K! Old GM did have some poor vehicles, but a lot of them were gems! My Malibu was my first New GM product and I love it! My neighbor who happens to own a 2011 Acura TL SH-AWD complimented me when we went to church together (in my Malibu).
      Beancounter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just behind the Pontiac Aztec in the ugliest vehicle on the planet list.
        BG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Beancounter
        Sorry, I disagree. The Aztec was odd, and so is this, but they are boxy inside, not too expensive, and carry people and stuff. In contrast, look at one of those new-style uplifted pseudo coupes like the BMW X6, 5GT, and Honda Crosstour: big footprint, poor visibility, not much usable interior room, heavy, high resource use, and expensive. That is the definition of bad engineering.
        Beancounter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Beancounter
        and most american made boxes on wheels.
      BlackandMild
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had a 2007 Trailblazer SS straight from hell !!! Multiple electrical problems like the rear windshield wiper would just come on by itself while sitting idle Fuel sender sensor problem Door panel lights working when they felt like it Vehicle would flat out not start sometimes, I have it towed to the mechanic and it then starts after taking it off the tow truck Transmission needed replacing for 2nd and 3rd bands wore out prematurely Cruise control kept disengaging after hitting bumps in the road Front passenger side wheel bearing needing replacing It ate unevenly through front brake pads at the rate of 3-1 vs. my other vehicles because of a faulty master cylinder Air suspension would go haywire and have the vehicle sitting lopsided while moving and with the engine off There was a constant buzz noise coming from the hands-free microphone Center console latch broke for it was cheap plastic and center console would keep popping open Heated seats stopped working The only good thing about it was that LS corvette engine I thought GM would have gotten fed up with fixing that vehicle and would have found it cheaper to buy the POS back, but no, they kept fixing it until I got rid of it-
        avconsumer2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BlackandMild
        Yeah wow. Lemon sir. '05 here. While the center console latch did cease to function, & now the switch that turns off the accessories when you open the door on the drivers side is broken - that's really it for mine.
        Evan
        • 11 Months Ago
        @BlackandMild
        Wheel bearings are regular maintenance, but it sounds like you got a lemon! My sisters 2004 Envoy XL SLT heated seats only worked on the back, the rear defrost wire that was attached to the windshield by glue wore off, the sunroof fell off of its track (because her kids were playing with it, but still), the center console latch broke too (she went to the dealer to get them fixed), but other than that it was a great truck. . .
      scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      damn those extended length GM SUVs were stupid looking. More bus than truck. I always imagined the one hero taking it off road for the first time and high centering it over the first crest.
        blasds78
        • 1 Year Ago
        @scooter
        I have to agree on the bus analogy. I always hated seeing the extended version because of the way GM executed the roofline design, trying to hide the raised roof with roof rails. Were people fooled by that? I assume these things sold on price or domestic loyalty or brand loyalty. It was terrible. To be specific, I'm talking about the execution of the three-row versions. The two-row version looked fine to me. Also, I'm not saying there were vastly better alternatives out there at the time...just... better alternatives.
          mchica
          • 1 Year Ago
          @blasds78
          The 3 row models were haphazardly slapped together at the last minute once GM found out that the Ford Explorer, it's chief rival was going to get one in 2002. And in order to fit the 3rd row with any sort of headroom, they raised the roofline and extended the wheelbase which killed the looks. Then there were the water leaks and Sun gear failures. And the emergency "Stop Sale - Do not drive!" recall for lower suspension arms breaking. Not GM's best effort by any means.
        Evan
        • 11 Months Ago
        @scooter
        My sister also had a 2004 Envoy XL SLT in Magnetic Red. It was a great car, she got rid of it at 170K miles when she traded it in for her 2007 Envoy Denali. . The only bad thing about them were the drivetrains! The 4.2i had power, but it lacked good fuel economy! It should have had Active Fuel Management and Variable Valve Timing. The 4-Speed transmission was awful! They should have had at least a 6-Speed Manumatic and a 6-Speed Manual. . .
      Barneylb1
      • 1 Year Ago
      This Vehicle just like any other is man made. It is a very dependable vehicle. but like anything that is man made, it can break. Humans only bash the product when they are unhappy about it. I for one being a master technician of almost 30 years like our envoy. Its engine as i have seen as a technician is one of the most recent dependable ones out there. I for one am sorry to see GM is not using the power plant any longer. Remember this statement. "Maintance is key to your vehicles life and condition." i know this cause my 05 outback gets only genuine parts as does our Envoy.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why has GM had so many electrical problems with vehicles from around these years? Always hearing stories of gauge clusters going out, fuel sender unit problems, dash lights going out, sensor and wiring connection problems, radios going out, etc... I'm not hating, all cars have electrical problems but GM really has had a host of finicky chronic problems from early to mid 2000s that have been frustrating their customers.
        Jerry
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Delphi Packard was supplying most of GM's electronics at this time. Delphi went bankrupt at the end of 2004 and started to shutdown and outsource entire product families. Delphi's quality took a huge dump for a few years after going under and as GM ventured out to get replacement's for Delphi's lost product lines, they started in the 3rd world. Components were either from crappy 3rd world suppliers or from Delphi who was doing everything they could to just keep the lights on.
      roryn44
      • 1 Year Ago
      Patricia1960 = Go home, youre drunk.
      marilynanderic
      • 1 Year Ago
      My 2005 Buick Rainier's drivers side door caught on fire last year. I paid for a new door and the installation. Knowing how many problems the Rainier has. I should have checked for recalls. Gosh, my loss!
      Denise Gilbertson
      • 6 Months Ago
      My Chevy Trailblazer had the module replaced on the recall and now the same thing happened. I cant operate anything on the drivers side including the side mirrors and the power lock fob will not lock the vehicle. Is there a recall on the recall?
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