Government Expands Toyota Fire Investigation To GM SUV's; Possible Recall Looming
Washington, D.C. -
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will expand its investigation into fires thought to be started by the electric window switches on Toyota's to now include SUV's made by General Motors.
During the initial investigation into those switches on Toyota Rav4's, Camrys, Yaris, and Highlander Hybris models from 2007-2009, it found enough cause to move forward with an engineering analyst which can lead to a mandatory recall, and the NHTSA is expanding its probe to certain SUV's made by GM that have the same switch components on Chevy Trailblazers and GMC Envoys.
Altogether, this investigation includes nearly 2 million vehicles now. In each case of reported fires, all of the nearly 200 complaints point to the electrical switch that controls the windows as the source, by overheating. There have been at least nine reports of serious injuries resulting from these claims.