DETROIT – General Motors is expanding a recall of mid-size SUVS to include an additional 193,652 vehicles in states where customers already were eligible to have their vehicles repaired under a special coverage program.
Customers who received a special coverage letter in January and have not yet had their vehicles repaired will receive a safety recall notice. The original safety recall covered 20 states and the District of Columbia. Now, all states are covered.
Road salt, rain water and other liquids can get inside the driver's door module and could result in a short in the printed circuit board. That could lead to possible failure of the power door lock and window switches.
In extremely rare cases the short may cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module and produce odor, smoke and a fire. GM is aware of 11 fires and one minor injury related to the expanded population.
Subject to the expanded recall are certain 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL; 2006-07 Trailblazer, Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender vehicles.
Dealers will make repairs free of charge.