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Buick Regal Recall 12V093000

Parking Light May Not Function as Expected

Recall Details

Due to a software error, the parking lights do not activate when either the parking lamps or headlamps are switched on. Inadequate lighting could reduce visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the body control module to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12048.

Our Quick Take

The parking lights may not turn on as expected when the headlights or parking lights are switched on.

What Should You Do?

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning March 12, 2012. If you are experiencing problems with the operation of the parking lights, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Electrical & Lights, March 6, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 6, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,633
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V093000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 BUICK REGAL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 22, 2011, THROUGH FEBRUARY 22, 2012 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108 “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.” DUE TO A SOFTWARE ERROR, THE PARKING LAMPS DO NOT ACTIVATE WHEN EITHER THE PARKING LAMPS OR HEADLAMPS ARE TURNED ON.
Consequence
INADEQUATE LIGHTING COULD REDUCE THE VISIBILITY OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.
Remedy
GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE BODY CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 12, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GM AT 1-800-521-7300.
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS RECALL NO. 12048.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
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