GM recalls SUVs in the U.S. due to the risk of fire in the cabin

U.S. carmaker General Motors (GM) is recalling 249 thousand 260 SUV to help troubleshoot problems, according to a document of the National Agency for Road Safety USA.

The reason for the recall was the possibility of fire in the cabin caused by a short circuit in the system of automatic windows and door locks. If any liquid or moisture from the road into the electrical car doors can start corrosion and subsequent short-circuiting. The consequence may be a short circuit outages or failure of a system of automatic windows and door locks. In addition, a short circuit may lead to overheating and melting of the door module with subsequent ignition.

GM will recall vehicles 2006-2007 model years following models: Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender. All vehicles registered in the United States.

General Motors — the largest American car company that manufactures its products in 35 countries. June 1, 2009. GM began bankruptcy proceedings under Article 11 of the federal law of the U.S. Bankruptcy. After that, 60% of the company moved to the U.S. government, another 12% — Government of Canada. November 17, 2010. GM began to IPO, to realize some of the shares owned by the U.S. government. Its size was 23.1 billion dollars, becoming the largest in U.S. history. Its headquarters is located in Detroit, Michigan.

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