General Motors has announced a wide-ranging recall on certain SUV models from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The vehicles affected by the recall include the Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL from the 2006 model year, and the Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and even the Saab 9-7X from the 2006 and 2007 model years.
There are some 249,260 vehicles affected by the recall in the U.S. alone. The reason by the recall, according to the automaker, is that fluid may enter the driver’s door module in these vehicles, which could cause corrosion.
This could end up causing an electrical short in the circuit board, leading to a range of problems including the power door lock and power window switches functioning intermittently or becoming inoperative. Worse still, the short may cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or even a fire.
GM is currently developing a remedy for the issue and will be contacting owners of the affected vehicles in the coming weeks. Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC owners will be notified by GM, while Isuzu owners will be notified by Isuzu Motors and Saab owners by Saab Cars North America.
Concerned owners may contact the manufacturer of their vehicle or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 12V406000) for more details.