— The wait is over for owners of over 184,000 General Motors SUVs who have waited months to make sure their SUVs don't turn into smoldering metal. GM had recalled the SUVs months ago over fears the power window switch could melt and catch fire, SUVs have been recalled for the same defect.
The recall involves the 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x, 2006 Chevy Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL, and 2006-2007 Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and the Isuzu Ascender. GM said water can get inside the window switch on the driver's side and cause an electrical short circuit. The electrical short can cause the driver-side window to take on a life of its own and move up and down without anyone touching the switch.
GM considered the problem so dangerous the automaker warned owners to park outside until power window switch replacement parts were installed. Parking in a garage is considered too risky because the switch can overheat and melt, even with the key removed and the vehicle turned off.
Although GM isn't aware of any injuries, GM admits 28 fires have been linked to the defective power window switches. Furthermore, the automaker kept receiving complaints after the vehicles had been allegedly repaired during a previous recall.
Owners of the 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x, 2006 Chevy Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL, and 2006-2007 Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender should watch their mail in the coming few days.
GM is still recommending to park outside until the vehicles are repaired.
With questions, contact Buick at 800-521-7300, Chevy at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, SAAB at 800-955-9007 or Isuzu at 800-255-6727.