NHTSA Investigates Trailblazer, Camry, RAV-4 Door Fires


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating reports of fires in the driver-side doors of Chevrolet Trailblazers that may be related to power-window switches or other corresponding electrical components.

Defective vehicles and faulty vehicle parts can cause severe personal injury and property damage. If you suffered harm due to a defective automobile or SUV, an experienced product liability attorney may be able to help you pursue financial compensation.

The NHTSA probe involves more than 309,000 2006 and 2007 Chevy Trailblazers, although no recalls have been issued. Chevrolet phased out the Trailblazer in the United States in 2009, despite its rank among General Motors’ (GM) top-selling vehicles.

Complaints made to the NHTSA include melted door parts and singed seats. Some fires occurred while the Trailblazers were in motion, while others happened when the engines were off and the vehicles were unattended. So far, no injuries have been reported.

The NHTSA is already looking into similar claims regarding Toyota’s 2007 Camry and RAV-4. The agency is investigating whether GM and Toyota may have purchased switches or related electrical parts from the same manufacturer. The Toyota probe is thought to involve more than 830,000 vehicles.

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