GM, Honda issue auto recalls

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General Motors

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling more than 193,652 SUVs from the 2006-07 model years because a circuit board in the driver’s door could short and cause a fire.

Recalled are the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender. The 2006 Chevy TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL also are included.

GM says owners should park the vehicles outside until they’re repaired.

GM says the defect is caused when water gets into the driver’s door and corrodes a circuit board. If it shorts out, the power door and window switches might stop working. It could also cause overheating, which can lead to smoke or fire.

GM is notifying owners. Dealers will repair the vehicles for free.

Honda, Acura

DETROIT — Honda is recalling 104,500 cars in 49 countries to fix problems with the brakes.

In the U.S., the recall covers more than 18,000 Acura RSX compact cars from 2006 and the Honda S2000 sports car from the 2006-07 model years.

Honda says some power brake booster parts weren’t made to specifications. That could cause a decrease in braking power over time and could increase the risk of a crash.

The company says it doesn’t know of any accidents or injuries from the problem.

Included in the recall are about 13,000 RSX compacts and 5,000 S2000s in the United States.

Honda found the problem by watching warranty claims. U.S. owners will be notified by mail in mid-July. Dealers will replace the brake booster, if needed.

In the U.S., RSX owners can call (800) 382-2238 for information, and S2000 owners can call (800) 999-1009, the company said in a statement.


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