GM Recalls 740k Vehicles For Daytime Running Lights That Won’t Turn Off

Another major recall from the Detroit automaker was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This time around, General Motors was the source of a problem affecting the daytime running lights in at least one vehicle from each of its four makes. Luckily, this is a minor issue that, in theory, should be easily fixable.

Long story short, the daytime running lights may not turn off on certain Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles when the headlights are turned on. In its recall notice on the matter, GM did not mention any potential damage that could occur as a direct result of the lights remaining on. However, glare from headlights and daytime running lights running simultaneously can reduce visibility, increasing the likelihood of a collision. Turning both lights on is also a violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108. GM did not mention any accidents or injuries related to the problem.

In total, 740,108 vehicles are included in the recall. That includes popular vehicles like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade. Buick Envision, Cadillac CT4, and CT5 models are also included.

Below are the details of the recall, including the model year and number of vehicles affected.

Create models Model Year Affected Units
Chevy Silverado 1500 2022-2023 170,248
Suburban Chevrolet 2022-2023 57,503
Chevrolet Tahoes 2022-2023 104,806
GMC Sierra 1500 2022-2023 115,885
GMC Yukon/Yukon XL 2022-2023 93,457
Cadillac Escalade / Escalade ESV 2022-2023 44,052
Cadillac CT4 2020-2023 24,697
Cadillac CT5 2020-2023 43,510
Buick Imagine 2021-2023 85,950

The problem is not stemming from any kind of hardware issue but a software bug that is clearly visible in the body control module. A GM control engineer discovered the error, leading to a wider investigation that prompted the recall. Regarding software, GM says the fix is ​​a software update, which can be done at the dealer or via an over-the-air update on vehicles equipped with the capability. GM will begin contacting affected vehicle owners by mail, starting January 23.

This is an extension of GM’s previous recall for the same issue that was issued in early November. The recall (22V-827) affects 338,725 Suburbans, Tahoes, Yukons, and Escalades.

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