The affected vehicle list is long, and GM owners need to pay attention to this.
General Motors has announced a recall of over 825,000 vehicles from its many brands in North America due to daytime running lights that may not shut off when the headlights are turned on.
These vehicles include the following: 2021-2023 Buick Envision, 2020-2023 Cadillac CT4 and CT5, 2022-2023 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, and Yukon XL. A total of 740,108 vehicles are in the US, while the remaining 85,685 are in Canada.
This is a big deal as the automaker notes the above vehicles currently fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, which sets out the requirements for lamps and reflective devices.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that if the daytime running lights do not turn off as they should, this "may result in a glare, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash."To date, the automaker has confirmed it is unaware of any associated injuries, deaths, or crashes.
The fix is quite simple: the body control module software will require an update by a dealer technician. It's even easier if your car can be updated over the air.
GM dealers were notified of the problem on December 8, and owners will begin receiving notifications on January 23. You'd be correct if you think this has been a heavy year for recalls. GM, for example, issued 29 recalls in 2022 that affected a total of 3.3 million vehicles.
Mainstream automakers, such as GM, Ford, and Stellantis, are just some of the manufacturers that have had to issue recalls over the past few months.
Lamborghini recalled its ultra-limited edition reborn Countach last month because the glass engine cover wasn't adequately secured and could potentially fly off. Last month, Tesla also recalled over 300,000 examples of the Model 3 and Model Y due to defective taillights. The fix for that involved an over-the-air (OTA) update.
OTAs are becoming an increasingly common way for automakers to fix software issues. This method obviously saves both time and money, especially for affected customers.