Buick Envision, Cadillac CT4, CT5 and Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon are all being called back to dealers
December 14, 2022 at 12:43
by Chris Chilton
If there’s one downside to sharing technology and platforms across multiple cars, it’s that when one goes wrong, they all do. Which is why GM has been forced to recall more than 825,000 cars, trucks and SUVs from its Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC brands to fix a fault with the lights.
The problem is related to the daytime running lights, which GM has discovered may not turn off when the main headlights are on due to a glitchy body control module. And while that’s less worrisome than discovering the lights can fail, it does mean the affected vehicles might not comply with federal regulations governing car lights.
The National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) warns that if the DRLs don’t deactivate when the headlamps are on, they could generate glare that might cause other drivers to crash, though GM reports that it isn’t aware of any injuries or accidents resulting from the fault.
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Owners of the 2021-23 Buick Envision, 2020-23 Cadillac CT4 and CT5, and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon and Yukon XL built between 2022-23 will all be contacted on January 23, 2023 and asked to book their car into a dealer to have the control model updated with new software.
In total, GM is recalling 825,793 vehicles, of which 740,108 are located in the U.S. and 85,685 are in Canada. This news comes just a day after we reported that Ram is recalling 1.4 million 2019-22 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks to check for faulty tailgate latches. In that case the problem isn’t a defective part but misaligned tailgate strikers that could cause the tailgate to drop down spilling your cargo over the road.
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