General Motors is recalling certain 2006-2007 model year mid-size and full-size SUVs based on the GMT360 and GMT370 platforms over a potential issue with the driver’s door master power window switch module that could result in a fire.
The defect: in affected vehicles, fluid may enter into the master power window switch module on the driver’s door, causing corrosion. This could result in a short in the circuit board, causing window switches to become inoperative.
The hazards: previously, the affected vehicles may have had their master power window switch module treated with a protective coating, instead of having it replaced. The protective coating may not eliminate the risk that the circuit board could short and result in a fire, even while the vehicle is unattended.
Number of vehicles affected: 9,932 (in the U.S.).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a new driver’s door switch module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners should: customers looking to proactively determine if their vehicle is included in this GM recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a General Motors dealer.
Owners can also contact Chevrolet, GMC, or Buick customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- Buick Customer Service: 1-800-521-7300
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- GM Recall Number: 15700
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V599000