GM Recalls Midsize SUVs

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) will recall more than 249,000 midsize sport utility vehicles to correct a potential fire hazard, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In its filing with the U.S. government safety agency, GM said the recall affected 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy SUVs, as well as certain 2007 Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender SUVs. Effected vehicles were sold in sold in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

The recall states:

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.

GM said that at least 28 vehicle door fires were reported in connection with the problem. A solution to the problem is still being finalized, according to the recall.

Owners are to be notified if their vehicle is included in the recall by the respective car makers.

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