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Recall 15V519000

Headlamps And Daytime Running Lights Fail

Recall Details

The headlights and daytime running lights may fail to operate. Dealers will replace the headlamp driver module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The headlights and daytime running lamps may fail to operate, causing a lack of visibility for the driver, as well as to oncoming vehicles.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in September 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 14291.

Electrical & Lights, August 14, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 14, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
159,584
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V519000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005 Buick LaCrosse vehicles manufactured May 31, 2004, to June 27, 2005, and 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles manufactured April 12, 2006, to April 25, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the headlamp driver module (HDM) may overheat and fail, causing the headlamps and daytime running lights to not illuminate.
Consequence
Headlamps that do not illuminate reduce the driver's ability to see the roadway and reduce the vehicle's visibility to oncoming vehicles, both of which increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the HDM, free of charge. Interim notices will be mailed to owners on September 2, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is 14291.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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