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Over 249,000 SUVs are being recalled for a possible fire risk with the window and door lock switches for vehicles sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C. where salt and other chemicals are used to clear roads in the winter.
It actually makes sense, considering that Chevrolet reportedly has no plans to bring the Trailblazer to North America as of today. Instead, building a new Envoy and letting GMC sell it exclusively would add another formidable midsize SUV to the truck brand. In the recent years, GMC has launched the new Terrain and some revised HD trucks, but that’s about it. Bringing back the Envoy could give GMC some attention and a unique product that fits into their truck brand.
GALLERY: 2013 Chevy Trailblazer Concept
[Source: GM Inside News]
In this era of relatively high fuel prices, motorists are looking to save every last drop of gas they can. However, if they drive a General Motors SUV they might be carrying less fuel in their tanks than they actually think.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently launched an investigation regarding faulty fuel gauges on certain GM Sport Utilities, namely 2005-07 Chevrolet Trailblazers, GMC Envoys, Buick Rainiers and Saab 9-7Xs.
The major problem has been vehicles stalling out because drivers thought they had more fuel in the tank than they actually did. Over the past weekend alone, some 58 individual complaints were registered about vehicles stalling, with 43 of those resulting from inaccurate fuel level readings. In one case, a stalled SUV was apparently hit from behind when stuck on the off-ramp of an Interstate.
Those findings registered over the weekend brings the total number of complaints so far to some 668 and NHTSA is investigating a whopping 865,000 vehicles regarding this problem.