While many of the collision cases handled by the Ohio auto accident attorneys at the Charles Boyk Law Offices involve one or more cars colliding into a stationary object or another vehicle, there are several other ways devastating crashes can occur on the roadway. Should a mechanical device or product on a vehicle fail to work properly, a motorist can lose control of their vehicle and devastating collisions can result.
Currently, federal safety regulators are investigating 2006 and 2007 Chevy Trailblazers for driver’s side door fires. Just last week, Toyota Camry and RAV4 were being investigated for the same occurrence. While none of the vehicles under investigation have been officially recalled, the safety agency is trying to see if there is a link to the suppliers of the switchers.
So far, however, neither company has been open about who supplies that part.
To date, there have been 12 complaints of Trailblazers having smoke or fire occur in the passenger side door.
Fortunately, no one has been reported injured and no vehicle has been completely destroyed by the fires. The Buick Ranier, GMC Envoy, and Saab 9-7X have the same power switches in their doors, but there have not been any reports about them yet. Both Chevy and Toyota are said to be cooperating with the investigation.