More than 200,000 SUVs have been recalled by General Motors because of a fire risk that the vehicles carry. On June 14, GM announced that it was recalling the Buick Rainier, Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, and the SAAB 9-7x.
According to the investigation of the United States Department of Transportation, corrosion could be created in the driver’s door module after fluid enters it, and that could cause a short in the circuit board. This could cause inconvenient malfunctions with switches for locks and windows; but it could also result in overheating, which could melt parts of the door and could create a fire that may be inescapable.
A fire that could be caused by the defect could even occur when the vehicle is not in use.
GM is in the process of alerting all of the SUV owners of the recall and of the issues. It is also recommending that people park defective vehicles outside until the correct repairs have been administered.
Owners of the above mentioned vehicles may contact the appropriate numbers with questions regarding the recall and the dangers that they face: Buick 1-800-521-7300; Chevrolet 1-866-694-6546; GMC 1-866-996-9463; Isuzu 1-800-255-6727; and SAAB 1-855-880-0808.
It is important to fix the vehicle’s issues before they cause harm or even death to its drivers or passengers. At this time, there does not seem to be any injuries caused by defect and that GM is simply taking precautionary steps.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, whether it was due to a defective product or a simple bump in traffic, contact a Los Angeles car accident attorney. A lawyer can assist you with identifying negligence, filing claims; and can ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation for the damages that you have suffered, including punitive damages in the event of a death.