For the second time in a week, federal safety regulators say they are probing door fires in some older vehicles. This time, it is reports of fires in the driver’s side doors of Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years, the Associated Press says.
It comes only days after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was looking into door fires in 2007 Toyota Camrys and RAV4s.
Some pretty big numbers are involved. NHTSA says more than 309,000 vehicles could be affected. The fires appear to have started in the driver’s side power window switch and related electrical parts. There have been 12 complaints, including 10 fires. GM says no one has been hurt and no vehicles were destroyed.
Company spokesman Alan Adler tells the AP that he doesn’t know if GM bought its switches from the same supplier as Toyota.