GM Recalls SUV's For Latch Problem

Make / Models :               Model/Build Years:
CHEVROLET / TRAILBLAZER EXT     2002-2003	 
GMC / ENVOY XL                  2002-2003
ISUZU / ASCENDER                   2003
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.


NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
Number : 05V494000 
Mfg's Report Date: OCT 26, 2005
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected :  98,007

Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE A REAR SIDE CLOSURE LATCH THAT MAY 
NOT LATCH OR UNLATCH DUE TO CORROSION CAUSED BY ROAD SPLASH, SUCH AS WATER
AND ROAD SALT. THESE VEHICLES ARE REGISTERED OR SOLD 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, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

IF THE DOOR IS NOT LATCHED PROPERLY AND IT GOES UNNOTICED, IT MAY OPEN
WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. IF AN OCCUPANT FELL OUT OF THE VEHICLE,
PERSONAL INJURIES COULD OCCUR.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SEAL ALONG THE LOWER PART OF THE ROCKER PANEL TO 
PREVENT INTRUSION OF CORROSIVE MATERIAL, AND INSPECT THE REAR SIDE CLOSURE
LATCHES. FUNCTIONAL LATCHES WILL BE CLEANED AND LUBRICATED.
NON-FUNCTIONING LATCHES WILL BE REPLACED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT
1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, OR ISUZU AT
1-800-255-6727.

GM RECALL NO. 05077. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY
TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT
1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO
HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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