2021 Cadillac Escalade Recalled For Noncompliant DRLs

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Cadillac parent company General Motors has issued a recall for some 2021 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV units to address an issue with the luxury SUV’s daytime running lights (DRL), which may fail to be disabled.

Problem: Affected vehicles may have faulty daytime running lights (DRLs) that may not turn off when the headlights are turned on. Thus, the DRL does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, which refers to “Lights, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.”

The danger: DRLs that fail to deactivate while the headlights are on can cause glare to oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of an accident.

Repair: Dealer technicians will update the body control module (BCM) software in affected 2021 Cadillac Escalade units. These updates can be done on the spot at a dealer service center or via an over-the-air (OTA) update, free of charge to the vehicle owner.

Affected components:

  • Daytime running light
  • Body control module

Affected vehicles:

  • 2021 Cadillac Escalade
  • Cadillac Escalade ESV 2021

Number of affected vehicles: GM indicated that a total of 740,108 vehicles will be affected by this recall. It’s important to note that this number includes not only the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, but also other GM products that may be subject to the same conditions.

The next step: Cadillac will notify affected vehicle owners by mail. Letters will start being sent on January 23rd2023 for owners in the US

To find out if a particular Escalade may have this condition, owners can visit it my.cadillac.com/recall and enter their vehicle VIN. Additionally, owners may contact Cadillac or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration directly using the information included below to address any questions or concerns.

Contact information:

  • Cadillac recall number: N222386380
  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V874000
  • Cadillac Customer Service: 1-877-248-2080
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153

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