Turn Signal and Daytime Running Light May Burn Out Prematurely
Electrical & Lights, July 31, 2006
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The light bulb for the daytime running lights (DRL), turn signal, and parking lamps may burn out prematurely. If this were to occur, awareness of the driver's presence would be reduced and driver's intentions may not be known, increasing the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Cadillac dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The daytime running lights (DRL), turn signal, and parking lamps all share the same light bulb, which may burn out prematurely from vibration in a loose socket or from air entering the bulb. If this were to occur, awareness of the driver's presence would be reduced and driver's intentions may not be known, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the socket and bulb in both lamps free of charge. The recall began July 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06013.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
July 31, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE DAYLIGHT RUNNING LIGHTS (DRL), TURN SIGNAL, AND PARKING LAMPS USE THE SAME BULB. THE BULB MAY BECOME DAMAGED FROM VIBRATION WITHIN A LOOSE FITTING SOCKET OR AIR ENTERING THE BULB DUE TO AN INADEQUATE SEAL. BOTH OF THESE CONDITIONS WILL CAUSE THE BULB TO BURN OUT PREMATURELY.
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE DRIVER WOULD NOTICE THAT THE ARROW IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WOULD FLASH FASTER THAN NORMAL WHEN THE TURN SIGNAL IS ACTIVATED. THE LOSS OF THE DRL AND TURN SIGNALS COULD FAIL TO WARN OTHERS OF THE DRIVER'S PRESENCE OR INTENTIONS AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SOCKET AND BULB IN BOTH LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.
GENERAL MOTORS RECALL NO. 06013.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration