Recall Alert: 249,260 GM vehicles


GM is recalling 249,260 vehicles because the driver's door module may corrode and cause an electrical short, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recalled vehicles — which affects 2006 models of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL, and 2006 and 2007 models of the TrailBlazer, Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7x and Isuzu Ascender — were originally sold or are currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

In the affected vehicles, fluid may enter the driver's door module, leading to corrosion that could result in an electrical short in the circuit board. A short may cause the power door locks and window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. A short may also lead to overheating and melt components of the door module, increasing the risk of a fire.

A notification schedule has not been determined yet, NHTSA says. For more info, Buick owners can call 800-521-7300; Chevrolet owners can call 866-694-6546; GMC owners can call 866-996-9463; Isuzu owners can call 800-255-6727; and Saab owners can call 855-880-0808. Or you can call NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

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I'm not surprised by this. The Blazers and Jimmy's that preceded this model were plagued by electrical maladies. Particularly the 4WD models when the module for the 4WD in the lower right kick-panel corroded due to moisture coming in to the area when driving through puddles. The follow-on Trailblazers were mainly for rental fleets and they got rid of them to GM dealers as 'program' vehicles several years ago. Now the problems start.

Jim Beckner

The issue was identified in Feb, recall notices when out to owners in Oct and now Dec they still don't have parts available to fix the issue. Perfect.

William Bailey

Now january and still no word. I was told to park it outside and not drive it! Was also told that if I went over 120k the recall would be void!!! The part is broken NOW but GM would not make note of my mileage!! Sounds like a stall in hopes people go over the mileage!!

Bill Smith

Just my luck I just bought a 2006 envoy Low and behold the DDM has now quit
Oh yeah i forgot to mention the miles thing.
155. Just can't get a break

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