In yet another recall notice, General Motors and Isuzu are sending out notice for more than 258,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix short-circuits in power-window and door-lock switches that can cause fires. This recall affects the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. These SUVs were sold or registered in 20 northern U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Canada, where salt and other chemicals are used to clear roads in the winter. GM has reports of 28 fires but claims to not know of any injuries. The problem is caused by fluid containing the road-clearing chemicals which can get inside the driver’s door and cause corrosion in the power-window and door-switch circuit boards. The subsequent corrosion can cause short-circuits which can then cause a fire.
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