Chevrolet Trailblazer Door Fires Under Investigation

Chevrolet Trailblazer Door Fires Under Investigation

309,000 Chevrolet Trailblazers are currently under investigation for possible fires on the driver’s side doors of the vehicles.

The affected model years are 2006 and 2007, the fires seem to be caused by the driver’s side power window switch or related electrical parts.

A dozen complaints have been filed with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10 of which involved fires. GM said that the fires have only melted door parts and singed seats, but haven’t destroyed the SUVs entirely, if that’s any consolation. No injuries have been reported either.

The Trailblazer investigation comes hot on the heels of a similar probe for the 2007 Toyota Camry and RAV4. We haven’t confirmed yet whether or not GM and Toyota used the same supplier for the switches.

[Source: MSNBC]

  • Alan Gettridge

    I purchased a 2007 Trailblazer LS from Gerry Lane Chevrolet on August 13, 2011 in Baton Rouge, LA. I paid $14,500 cash for it. Should I be concerned about the latest news about the driver’s side door catching fire on the vehicle I now own. Gerry Lane never said anything to me about the fires.

  • Frank Gibbs Jr

    I just got done calling the NHTSA. My door didnt catch on fire but it did melt the door switch pretty good.

  • Wiwat Pinyosamosorn

    Now, I am weighing between Trailblazer Chevrolet 2012 and Toyota Fortuner 2011. Please tell me what your truck seems to be more beneficial compared with the Fortuner. However,we wonder why the Service Department, especilly in procincial Korat, Thailand, is very poor. Please correct this defect.

  • LauraG

    My neighbor’s 2005 Trailblazer door caught fire last month and nearly burned the truck and both our businesses had it not been for someone alerting her and the fire department. GM did nothing for her. Why is the 2005 not included in the recall? She ended up paying for the repairs herself. Very dangerous and sad not to recall the 2005 as well.