GM Recalling 250k Vehicles Due to Risk of Vehicle Fire

General Motors is recalling 249,260 of their vehicles due to a potVehicle Fireential for a vehicle fire.

The General Motors’ vehicles affected include:

  • 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT
  • 2006 GMC Envoy XL
  • 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • 2006 and 2007 GMC Envoy
  • Buick Rainier
  • SAAB 9-7x
  • Isuzu Ascender

The recall notice states a short in the power door lock and power window switch may cause the devices to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause the device to overheat. Overheating of the device can cause components in the door module to melt and produce an odor, smoke, or potentially a vehicle fire.

General Motors has not currently released a recall schedule or a recall remedy. Once a recall schedule or remedy is released dealers will contact vehicle owners with instructions on how to fix the defect. For additional details on the General Motors’ recall visit the NHTSA website and reference recall number 12V406000.

Vehicle Fire Lawyers

Vehicle fires can be the most dangerous and disastrous fires with damaging consequences and serious injury or wrongful death because automobiles are full of combustible liquids and flammable materials. It only takes a few seconds for flames to completely engulf a car if the gas tank ignites.

The design of your car may cause a car fire that can seriously injure you or a family member. Many people remember the Ford Pinto and exploding gas tank cases, but people need to understand that these problems still exist. If designed improperly, a minor accident may cause a car fire.

Vehicle fires can lead to devastating results including serious burns and even death. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died due to a vehicle fire, the vehicle fire lawyers at the Strom Law Firm can help you or your loved one get compensation for your injuries. The Strom Law Firm represents accident victims in South Carolina and the US who received injuries due to defective products. Call us today or fill out a free web form to see how we can help you. 803.252.4800.

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