GM recalls almost 200,000 SUVs over fire risk

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General Motors is recalling almost 200,000 SUVs because corrosion in the driver’s door could cause a short circuit that poses a fire risk.

In a notice to consumers GM says affected owners should park vehicles outside until they can be repaired.

The recall involves 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.

“Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board,” states the recall, which affects a total of 193,652 SUVs.

“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.”

Owners will be contacted and their door modules tested by authorized dealers, the notice stated. Any door modules at risk of corrosion will be replaced free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 24, 2013, the statement added.

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