GM Recalls SUVs Due to Defect in Power Window Switch Module

GM Recalls SUVs Due to Defect in Power Window Switch Module
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October 12, 2015

Visibility concerns in SUVs has led to a recall from several GM brands.

The automaker is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy vehicles, and 2006 GMC Envoy XL and Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT vehicles. Fluid may enter into the driver's door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. This can cause the window switches to become inoperable.

Previously, the affected vehicles may have had their master power window switch module treated with a protective coating, instead of having it replaced. The treatment may not eliminate the risk that the circuit board could short and result in a fire, even while the vehicle is unattended.

GM is recalling almost 10,000 vehicles that could be affected by this issue.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a new driver's door switch module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about the recall should contact Buick customer service at (800) 521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at (800) 222-1020, or GMC customer service at (800) 462-8782.