General Motors Recalls 184,000 Midsize SUVs from 2005-2007
Driver’s Side Power Window Switch Module Could Corrode, Catch Fire
The recalls keep coming for embattled General Motors, primarily on vehicles that have been long since discontinued. That’s the case with a recall of more than 180,000 midsize SUV models from the 2005-2007 model years that have been identified as having a window switch module susceptible to water leakage and corrosion, which can cause an electrical short and, in the worst-case scenario, start a fire.
The window switch module recall affects the 2006-2007 Buick Ranier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy and Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, and the 2005-2007 Saab 9-7x. A total of 184,611 units are potentially affected. Liquid that enters the driver side power window switch module could cause corrosion and a short in the circuit board. This could result in intermittent operation, could cause the switches to become inoperative, or could cause them to overheat.
The agency warns that the switches could overheat even when the vehicle is not in operation and advises owners to park their vehicles outdoors until they have been inspected and/or repaired. A preliminary notification letter will be mailed to owners in August, with a follow-up letter mailed once replacement parts to make the repair are available. Concerned owners are encouraged to call NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236. You can also visit GM’s recall website at recalls.gm.com and enter your vehicle’s VIN number to see if it’s affected.