has announced a recall
covering 316,357 vehicles globally, due to the possibility of sporadic or permanent failure of the low-beam headlamps. 273,182 of these vehicles are in the United States, while the remaining affected units are in Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere.
This recall includes the 2006-09 Buick LaCrosse
(pictured above), 2006-07 Chevy TrailBlazer
and TrailBlazer EXT, 2006-07 GMC Envoy
and 2006 GMC Envoy XL, 2006-07 Buick Rainier
, 2006-08 Saab 9-7X
, and 2006-08 Isuzu Ascender
In an email sent to Autoblog
, General Motors explains that if the headlamp driver modules are not functioning correctly, "the low-beam headlamps and daytime running lamps could intermittently or permanently fail to illuminate." GM states that this problem does not affect things like high-beams, turn signals, marker lamps, or foglamps.
As of this writing, GM states it "has not been able to confirm whether the HDMs in these vehicles caused any vehicle accidents."
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
has been notified, but the recall has not yet posted to the government agency's website. Scroll down
to read the full details in GM's email.
General Motors is recalling 273,182 Buick LaCrosse sedans and Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Saab and Isuzu midsize SUVs in the U.S. for possible intermittent or permanent loss of low beam headlamps. Affected models are: 2006-2009 Buick LaCrosse sedans; 2006-2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer and 2006 TrailBlazer EXT; 2006-2007 GMC Envoy and 2006 Envoy XL; 2006-2007 Buick Rainier; 2006-2008 Saab 9-7X and 2006-2008 Isuzu Ascender midsize SUVs. If the headlamp driver modules is not operating correctly, the low-beam headlamps and daytime running lamps could intermittently or permanently fail to illuminate. This condition does not affect the high-beam headlamps, marker lamps, turn signals, or fog lamps. GM has not been able to confirm whether the HDMs in these vehicles caused any vehicle accidents. The total population, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and exports from North America is 316,357. The NHTSA was sent the Part 573 information for this recall on November 25. It has not yet posted to the NHTSA website.