General Motors has issued a recall for 193,652 2006 and 2007 model year SUVs to address the issue of a possible water leak in the driver’s side door. The recall affects GMT 360 SUVs, which includes the GMC Envoy and Envoy XL, Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Trailblazer EXT, Saab 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender.
The aforementioned leak may, should water leak onto the driver’s side door electrical panel module, result in a malfunction that could render the power lock and power window controls unusable ,as well as cause a strong odor, smoke, or fire.
GM plans to inspect the modules of affected models; a protective coating will be applied to protect unaffected modules, and damaged modules will be replaced. As a precaution, vehicles awaiting inspection should be parked outdoors in the event that a shortage would lead to a fire.
Owners of affected vehicles may call the following numbers of their respective manufacturers with questions or concerns.
- Chevrolet — 866-694-6546
- Buick — 800-521-7300
- GMC — 866-996-9463
- Isuzu — 800-255-6727
- Saab — 855-880-0808.
Owners can also call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit their website for further information.
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