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General Motors recalls 194K SUVs out of fire fears

- The Washington Times - Monday, June 17, 2013

General Motors is recalling about 194,000 SUVs after engineers discovered a problem with an electronic module that could short circuit and start a fire.

The recall affects the 2006 model year Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL SUVs and 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender SUVs, CNN reported. Some 2005 model year 9-7Xs are also being recalled.

Water could leak into the electronic module and cause corrosion, GM officials said. If a short circuit occurred, power door locks and power window switches would stop working. If the short circuit leads to overheating, a fire could result.

GM owners are cautioned not to park their SUVs in garages or next to homes, because the short-circuited electronic module could break into fire even if the vehicle isn't operating, CNN said.

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