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GM Recalling 250,000 SUVs for Fire Risk

GM is recalling 249,260 midsize SUVs for a possible fire hazard.  The recall covers the following vehicles:
2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy SUVs
2007 Buick Rainier
Saab 9-7X
Isuzu Ascender SUVs
The recall is to correct a potential fire hazard due to a possible electrical short that could affect power windows and door locks, which could cause a fire.
NHTSA’s Recall Information:  Report Date : August 20, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 12V406000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BUICK / RAINIER 2006-2007
GMC / ENVOY 2006-2007
ISUZU / ASCENDER 2006-2007
SAAB / 9-7X 2006-2007
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 15, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V406000 EA12004
NHTSA Action Number: EA12004
Potential Number of Units Affected: 249,260
Summary:  General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender vehicles, originally sold or currently registered in 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. Fluid may enter the driver’s door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire.
Consequence: A short in the circuit board could lead to a fire, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy: The remedy plan is still being finalized. A notification schedule has not been determined yet. Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC owners will be notified by GM. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. Isuzu owners will be notified by Isuzu Motors. Owners may contact Isuzu customer service at 1-800-255-6727. SAAB owners will be notified by SAAB Cars North America and for inquiries, owners may call SAAB customer service at 1-855-880-0808.
Notes:  GM’s campaign number is 12180. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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Laura Hack

Laura Hack is a paralegal with Terrell • Hogan. She has been with the firm since 1996 and has worked primarily for Wayne Hogan. She is an experienced Paralegal with 30+ years of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Appeals, Civil Trial Litigation Support, Torts, Trial Practice, and Pleadings.