Window Module Causes Fire Risk
General Motors (GM) announced today that it is recalling and additional 230,000 mid-size SUVs due to a faulty master power door/window module in the driver’s door.
The recall expands an earlier recall on the problem that was issued last August and covers 2006-’07 CMC Envoys, Chevrolet Trailblazers, Buick Rainer, Isuzu Ascender, and Saab 9-7x.
According to GM the faulty door/window module poses a severe risk of vehicle fire. Owners of the affected vehicles are strongly advised to park their vehicles outside as a fire can occur when the vehicle is running or not running.
The problem is caused by moisture that can get inside the module, causing corrosion at the electrical connections and contacts. This in turn can lead to overheating of the components and risk of fire.
Drivers may or may not get a warning when the locks or windows work intermittently or not at all.
So far, approximately 58 vehicle fires can be traced to this problem. GM is notifying owners about the issue and dealerships will check the module.
If it is working OK, it will be treated with a moisture proofing chemical. If the module shows signs of corrosion it will be replaced.
More information call: Buick (800)521-7300; Chevy (866) 694-6546; GMC (866) 996-9463, Isuzu (800) 255-6727, and SAAB (855) 880-0808.