After launching an investigation that began earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing, General Motors will be recalling 2006-2007 model year GMT360 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Saab 9-7X sport utility vehicles due to a possible electrical short could affect power windows and door locks, and in some cases could cause a fire. For good measure, the 2006-2007 Isuzu Ascender will be recalled as well.
Another element to note is that this recall is regionally based, involving vehicles sold or currently registered mainly in the Northeast and Midwest states. These include: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 the District of Columbia.
As usual, GM dealers will replace the driver’s master power window switch on Chevrolet, GMC and Buick models free of charge. However, Saab and Isuzu owners have been instructed to call the manufacturers’ customer service centers or the NHTSA safety hotline.