Park Your Rainier Outside, Take 2

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An overhead view of a parking lot with cars neatly lined up inside parking spaces.

A while back GM owners were told to park their SUVs outside far away from structures, trees, leaf piles or pretty much anything that could catch on fire. The reason? The power window switches were acting like tinderboxes and setting vehicles ablaze.

The problem was first recalled back in June of 2013 but "the fix" didn't work. So GM turned around and issued a recall of the recall -- a re-recall? This time they vowed to be super-duper sure they got it right. And when you're both super and duper sure, you better be right -- so they asked owners to hold tight (and keep parking outside) while they got the parts together.

So owners waited. And they waited.

Garages sat empty. Lonely. Unfulfilled.

If you ever saw your window switch smoldering or thought the waiting game was crazy, share this story on Twitter or Facebook._

Recall Update

The wait is finally over ... well, kind of. GM says they're ready to give this another shot and will start sending out recall notices soon to owners of the f2006-2007 Buick Rainier.

Note: This recall also includes the 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x, 2006 Chevy Trailblazer EXT, 2006 GMC Envoy XL, 2006-2007 Chevy Trailblazer, 2006-2007 GMC Envoy, and 2006-2007 Isuzu Ascender.

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