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Monday
Jun172013

GM Recalls Close to 200,000 Vehicles over Fire Risk

LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- General Motors is recalling close to 200,000 vehicles over an issue with the driver's door that could result in a fire.

In a letter to GM, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says fluid could get into the driver's door module, "causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board."

"A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative.  The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire," the agency adds.

The recall expands on an earlier one from last year.

Vehicles affected include the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL; and the 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x and Isuzu Ascender.

The NHTSA is advising owners of these SUVs to park their vehicles outside until the proper repairs have been made.

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