GM recalls thousands of vehicles, including those sold in Illinois

By WEEK Producer

GM recalls thousands of vehicles, including those sold in Illinois

August 20, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM CDT

DETROIT, Mich. -- General Motors is recalling nearly 250,000 SUVS in several states -- including Illinois -- due to a fire risk.

According to documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, the vehicles could have a short circuit in the power window and lock controls in the driver's door that can result in a fire.

The recall covers 2006 and 2007 models of the Chevy Trailblazer, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy, SAAB 9-7X, and Isuzu Ascender, originally sold or now registered in the following states:

* 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
* Washington, D.C.

GM says salty water from road salt can cause corrosion leading to the short circuit.