GM issues its 79th recall this year due to broken headlights
General Motors has announced that it’s recalling another 316,357 vehicles in North America, adding to 2014’s already insanely high number of recalls from the American automaker. This time the issue is with low-beam headlights, according to Autoblog, which can stop working.
The Buick LaCrosse sedan, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X, and Isuzu Ascender SUV released between the years of 2006 and 2009 are all affected by the recall, according to The Detroit Free Press. General Motors says that the low-beam headlights or daytime running lamps could temporarily or permanently stop working.
“If the headlamp driver module is not operating correctly, the low-beam headlamps and daytime running lamps could intermittently or permanently fail to illuminate. This condition does not affect the high-beam headlamps, marker lamps, turn signals, or fog lamps,” General Motors said in an emailed statement to Reuters.
The company is, as of yet, unsure whether the defect has been responsible for any accidents. However, as with many of its recalls this year, this one extends outside of the United States. With other countries included, the total number of recalls due to the headlamp defect comes to 316,357, bringing the yearly recall total for General Motors to a whopping 24.5 million.