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H GM αναγκάστηκε να ανακαλέσει 10.974 SUV για δεύτερη φορά επειδή την πρώτη φορά δεν έγινε σωστή αποκατάσταση του προβλήματος. Η ανάκληση αφορά τα 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, τα 2006 Trailblazer EXT, Envoy XL, και τα 2006-2007 Saab 9-7X, Isuzu Ascender.

Σε αυτά, υπάρχει ο κίνδυνος να περάσει νερό από την πόρτα και να προκληθεί βραχυκύκλωμα στο ηλεκτρικό παράθυρο του οδηγού, κάτι που θα μπορούσε να οδηγήσει ακόμη και σε πυρκαγιά. Η πρώτη ανάκληση έγινε το 2013, με την GM τότε να ανακαλεί 193.000 SUV στη Βόρειο Αμερική και κατά τη διάρκειά της, στα άνωθεν 10.974 αυτοκίνητα, απλά τοποθετήθηκε μια προστατευτική επικάλυψη στην μονάδα του συστήματος του ηλεκτρικού παραθύρου και δεν έγινε η αντικατάστασή της, όπως ανέφερε η ανάκληση.

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις, η Toyota ανακαλεί περίπου 310 Tacoma MY2016 στα οποία ενδεχομένως να έχουν χρησιμοποιηθεί λάθος βίδες για την σύνδεση του αερόσακου των γονάτων του οδηγού.

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GM Statement

General Motors is recalling 9,932 older midsize SUVs in the U.S. because they were mistakenly excluded from an earlier recall. Certain 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL, and 2006-2007 TrailBlazer, Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender vehicles may continue to have a condition in which the printed circuit board inside the driver’s door may corrode and short if exposed to certain fluids such as melted snow containing road salt. GM is aware of four fires but no crashes, injuries or fatalities associated with the expanded recall. The total number of vehicles being recalled, including Canada, Mexico and exports is 10.974. Customers are urged to park these vehicles outside until repairs have been made. GM reported this recall to the NHTSA on September 23.

RECALL Subject : Driver’s Master Power Window Switch may Short

Report Receipt Date: SEP 24, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V599000 Component(s): VISIBILITY Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,932

All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s) BUICK RAINIER 2006-2007 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER 2006-2007 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER EXT 2006 GMC ENVOY 2006-2007 GMC ENVOY XL 2006

Details

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy vehicles, and 2006 GMC Envoy XL and Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT vehicles. Fluid may enter into the driver’s door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board, causing window switches to become inoperative. Previously, the affected vehicles may have had their master power window switch module treated with a protective coating, instead of having it replaced.

CONSEQUENCE: The protective coating may not eliminate the risk that the circuit board could short and result in a fire, even while the vehicle is unattended.

REMEDY: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a new driver’s door switch module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 15700.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.