GMC Terraine Recall For Too-bright Headlights
Washington DC March 22, 2022; The AP reported that General Motors is recalling more than 740,000 small SUVs in the U.S. because the headlight beams can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers.
NHTSA regulators turned down a request from the Detroit automaker to avoid the recall.
The company is recalling GMC Terrain SUVs from the 2010 through 2017 model years. Documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say reflections caused by the headlight housings can illuminate some areas with too much light. The agency says this can reduce visibility for other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
"We are still finalizing an actual remedy for the affected vehicles," spokesman Dan Flores said.
Flores did not know how long it would take until the repair is ready. GM expects to notify owners by letter starting April 23.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V137000
Manufacturer General Motors, LLC
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 740,581
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2010-2017 GMC Terrain vehicles. A reflection caused by the headlight housings may illuminate areas above the vehicle and outside of the driver's view with excessively bright light. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 23, 2022. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N222363740.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.