One Quarter Million GM And Isuzu SUVs Recalled Due To Risk Of Fire.

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on September 14, 2012

in Buffalo Defective Products - Product Liability

Most Buffalo personal injury lawsuits involving motor vehicles arise from car accidents and negligent drivers.  Occasionally, however, a motor vehicle has a design defect that may lead to injury.  When such a defect is apparent, it is best to have it fixed as soon as possible rather than run the risk of personal injury.  That is why Buffalo drivers should be aware that GM and Isuzu have recalled over one-quarter million SUVs that are at risk to catch fire.

The recall involves 2006 and 2007 models of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X SUVs.  It includes vehicles that were sold or registered in New York State and Canada, along with 19 other states and Washington, D.C.

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has been investigating the fire issue since February.  There have been 28 reports of fires starting in the driver’s side door.  It has been determined that the fires are caused by fluid containing road-clearing chemicals used in northern states in winter months being able to get inside the driver’s door.  This leads to corrosion of electronic components inside the door and possible short-circuits.  GM has received reports of 28 fires.

To correct this problem, dealers will be replacing the power window switches in these vehicles free of charge.  If you own one of these vehicles, you should contact a dealer to have the problem corrected as soon as possible and avoid the risk of damage to your property or personal injury.

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