The National Highway Safety Administration recently announced an investigation into fires in the doors of the Chevy Trailblazers that are thought to be caused by the window switch.
The investigation involved more than 309,000 Trailblazer SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The fires are thought to originate in either the power window switch or other related electrical parts, according to the NHTSA.
The Trailblazer discontinued in 2009, but was among General Motors' top sellers. The NHTSA received 12 complaints recently about he SUVs, citing smoke or fires that were not thought to have caused any injuries. Reports state that none of the vehicles that caught fire were destroyed, but some door parts melted and seats were singed.
Several of the fires occurred while the vehicles were moving and the others occurred when the engines were off and the vehicles were unattended.
The NHTSA also recently opened a probe into the 2007 Toyota Camry sedan and RAV4 SUV, which has not resulted in a recall. Potential car buyers may begin looking at the vehicles as being dangerous and avoid securing car financing to purchase one of them.