General Motors is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles to fix problems with their headlamps. According to Auto News, the problem stems from an issue with the headlamp driver module.
Specifics about the flaw or the fix haven't yet been posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website. However, GM says that the problem only affects the low-beam headlamps and the daytime running lamps, and that it can cause them to turn on and off or possibly disable them completely. The automaker says that the problem has no effect on other lamps, including high-beams and turn signals.
Vehicles affected by the recall include:
- 2006-09 Buick LaCrosse
- 2006-07 Buick Rainier
- 2006-07 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
- 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
- 2006-07 GMC Envoy
- 2006 GMC Envoy XL
- 2006-08 Isuzu Ascender
- 2006-08 Saab 9-7X
The recall -- GM's 79th of the year -- affects some 316,000 vehicles, 273,182 of which are registered in the U.S. All told, GM's recalls for 2014 have affected 30.4 million vehicles worldwide, 26.8 million of which are registered in the U.S.
Details about the recall are forthcoming. If you own one of the vehicles listed above and have questions in the meantime, we encourage you to contact one of the following customer service departments:
- Buick: 800-521-7300
- Cadillac: 800-458-8006
- Chevrolet: 800-222-1020
- GMC: 800-462-8782
- Isuzu: 800-255-6727
- Saab: 800-955-9007