GM, Isuzu recall 249,000 SUVs; Suzuki recalls compacts

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

DETROIT - General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 249,000 SUVs because the window and door lock switches can cause fires.

The recall covers the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The SUVs were sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt and other chemicals are used to clear roads in the winter.

GM says fluid can get inside the driver's door, causing a circuit board to short. The short can knock out switches for the power door and windows, causing fires. GM says there have been fires but it doesn't know of any injuries.

Dealers will replace the power widow switch for free. Owners will get letters telling them when to schedule appointments.

Suzuki is recalling nearly 102,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a wiring problem that can cause the headlights to go out.

The recall covers Forenza compacts from the 2004 to 2006 model years, and Reno compacts from 2005 and 2006.

The company says wires behind the dashboard can heat up and melt part of the wiring assembly. This can cause the low- and high-beam headlights to fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

It was not clear whether the problem has caused any crashes or injuries.

Dealers will reconnect wires at no cost to the owners.
 

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