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Recall: GM Expands Recall of Buicks and Pontiacs with Defective Low-Beams

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/20/2015 Megan Stewart
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General Motors announced that it will expand a recall for Buick and Pontiac vehicles that have faulty low-bean headlights. The expansion adds another 180,504 vehicles to the already hefty total.


The Problem: A number of 2005 Buick LaCrosse and 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix have been recalled for faulty low-beam headlights that can overheat in the electrical center. This causes intermittent and permanent failure of the low-beams. The lights themselves may fail while moving or not turning on at all, but no injuries or accidents have been reported in relation to this recall.

The Fix: GM is currently working on a permanent solution to the problem, but as of yet, the automaker can only offer a stop-gap measure. Customers can have the part replaced at any GM dealership.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The original number of vehicles affected by the recall was 312,761 vehicles, but this expansion adds on an additional 180,504 vehicles for a total affected number of 493,265. Of the 180,504 newly added affected models, 159,584 of those are in the U.S., while the other 20,920 are currently being recalled in Canada.

Source: Automotive News (Subscription required)


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