General Motors is recalling about 250,000 mid-size SUVs -- including the Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender, and Saab 9-7X -- in snow belt and other high-corrosion states for problems with short circuits in the driver's door switch panel.
2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender, and Saab 9-7X
The Problem: GM says that, in northern states where corrosion can be high, water can get into the driver's door switch panel, shorting it out. This could result in inoperable power locks or windows, or cause the panel to overheat, resulting in smoke or a small electrical fire.
The Fix: GM is still forming its plan to contact owners and fix the problem. Buick owners can call 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners can call 1-866-694-6546, GMC owners can call 1-866-996-9463, Isuzu owners can call 1-800-255-6727, and Saab owners can call 1-855-880-0808.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 249,260 vehicles. They include the 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer (including Trailblazer EXT), GMC Envoy (including Envoy XL), Isuzu Ascender, and Saab 9-7X. The recall only covers cars in states that were sold in or are driven in high-corrosion states, which NHTSA says includes 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 Washington D.C.