GM Recalls 231,000 More SUVs Due To Risk Of Car Fires

Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 17, 2013

In August, 2012, General Motors Co. issued a recall on 249,000 SUVs because of a risk of car fires caused by circuit board shorts. Now, the company has added 231,000 SUVs to the recall list.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested the recall after it received reports that fluids could leak in the driver's door module, causing corrosion. That corrosion can cause the circuit board to short and overheat, which can lead to smoke or, in the worst cases, fire. Power door locks and windows can also become inoperative.

According to the NHTSA, the fires can occur "even while the vehicle[s are] not in use." GM and the NHTSA recommend that owners of the recalled vehicles park their cars outside of their homes until they have been inspected.

The following cars are included in both recalls:

  • Buick Rainier (2006-2007)
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer (2206-2007)
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT (2006)
  • GMC Envoy (2006-2007)
  • GMC Envoy XL (2006)
  • Isuzu Ascender (2006-2007)
  • Saab 9-7X (2006-2007)

Approximately 443,000 of the 480,000 vehicle recalls involve vehicles in the United States. If you have one of these vehicles, you should receive a call from General Motors after the recall begins on July 24, 2013. If you have any questions about the recalls, contact an authorized GM dealer. Defective door modules will be replaced by the company free of charge.

There have been a significant number of vehicle recalls in the last few weeks. Are our vehicles safe? Do the electric systems pose too many car fire risks? What do you think?

Categories: Auto Defects
Blog Home

Testimonials

  • “Having had the high privilege of presiding over a number of cases involving national counsel, I want you to know you’re one of the very best [...]. You and those with you were outstanding ambassadors for our profession and once again made me most proud to be a part of our legal community.”

  • “We do not quite know how to verbalize or show how grateful we are to have had the distinct honor to have you represent us at truly the most critical time in our lives.”

    - S.C.

  • “I just wanted to thank you for your efforts on [Pam’s] behalf, your skills, and your heart. You are not just a lawyer in what you do, you are a master of your profession. And I hope you are passing your mastery to others who may stand in on behalf of the weak or the helpless. It is an honorable effort and a world of mercy. I saw the extreme and extended dedication you put forth yield the best possible results on [Pam’s] behalf.”

    - Juror

  • “Immediately after our interview we knew without question that no matter how steep the mountain, win or lose, we had found the right person—Craig McClellan, Esq.—[…] We felt a profound sense of peacefulness whenever we came into the office, and we knew that you were protecting our interests at all time.”

    - G.P.

  • “Your appearance on the nation-wide broadcast of ‘60 Minutes’ was a public service in which all San Diego has reason to take great pride. To integrity—you have added public service and again elevated my opinion of the legal profession.”

    - Juror

View More

Our Awards & Accolades