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Recall 04V560000

Headlamps Exhibit Excessive Glare

Recall Details

Shields inside the headlamps may separate due to vibration, and reflect abnormally, causing glare towards oncoming traffic. Dealers will replace the headlight assemblies free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The headlamp assemblies may have loose shields internally that can shift and cause abnormal glare towards oncoming vehicles. This can create a safety hazard.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2004. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 04100.

Electrical & Lights, November 22, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 22, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,378
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V560000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE BULB SHIELDS INSIDE OF THE HEADLAMPS CAN LOOSEN DUE TO VIBRATION.
Consequence
THE BULB SHIELD CAN LOOSEN OR BREAK BECAUSE OF VIBRATION. IF THIS OCCURRED ON A HEADLAMP INSTALLED IN A VEHICLE, ONCOMING DRIVERS MAY NOTICE ADDITIONAL GLARE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL TWO NEW HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 17, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 04100. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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