No automakers want to issue recalls, as there is great expense to the company. When a recall is issued on any vehicle, you can be certain that there is real danger. General Motors has recalled close to 250,000 vehicles due to the potential risk of fire created by an electrical problem in several vehicles, including 2006 and 2007 Chevy Trailblazers, the GMC Envoy, Buick Ranier, the SAAB 9-7x and Isuzu Ascenders, all of which are GM products, as reported by CNN on August 19, 2012 from information supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Danger of Fire in Certain GM Products
The danger is due to the risk of fluid entering the driver's door module that leads to corrosion of electrical components inside the door. This corrosion can lead to an electrical short-circuit. The initial problem can be a simple loss of power to power door locks and window operating switches, or the switches only functioning intermittently. A short-circuit can also lead to overheating, melting the components in the door, leading to smoke or fire. There have been 28 fires reported that are connected to this manufacturing defect. These vehicles were sold in 21 states.
When a manufacturing error leads to injury or loss of life, the auto manufacturer must be held accountable. At Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, the legal team is involved in pursuing justice and compensation for the injured or their families from auto manufacturers in injury and death claims.