NHTSA Rejects GM’s Offer to Avoid GMC Terrain Recall Due to Too Bright Headlights


General Motors will be forced to recall about 727,000 GMC Terrain SUVs for a headlight problem after its attempt to void the recall was denied.

It was in 2019 when the automaker petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a bid to squash a recall of Terrain models with headlight beams that were too bright and could dazzle oncoming drivers. . General Motors said the issue had no safety implications.

However, NHTSA recently denied the claim in a document posted online. While GM says it is reviewing the decision and trying to figure out what its next move will be, it is very likely that it will have to issue a recall of Terrain models built between 2010 and 2017.

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General Motors had claimed that its headlights met recognized industry standards and that it had received only one customer complaint about lights shining through trees. However, NHTSA says the headlight beam was three times brighter than allowed, PA reports.

It’s far from the only recall General Motors is currently facing, as in February a recall was issued for just under two dozen Corvette C8 models and another was announced for nearly 1,800 GMCs. Yukon, Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, and Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe models.

The recalls follow GM’s ongoing struggles with the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. The automaker continues to replace batteries in approximately 140,000 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV models built between 2017 and 2022 and recently announced that production of the vehicles will finally resume on April 4, 2022.

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