General Motors and Isuzu recall 258,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix power windows

General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 258,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix short-circuits in power window and door lock switches that can cause fires. Fluid can get inside the driver’s door and cause corrosion in the power window and door switch circuit boards. The corrosion can cause short-circuits, knocking out the switches and causing fires. The recall covers Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The SUVs were sold or registered in 20 U.S. states, Washington, DC, and Canada, where salt and other chemicals are used to clear roads in the winter.

Dealers will replace the power-window switch for free. Owners will get letters telling them when to schedule appointments. GM also will make repairs at no cost to owners living in states not covered by the recall. GM has reports of 28 fires, and it doesn’t know of any injuries caused by the problem.

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