General Motors Recalls Vehicles Over Lighting Software Issue

General Motors has issued a recall in Canada for certain vehicles across its four core North American brands, as well as BrightDrop, due to a lighting control software issue.

The concern pertains to the lower beam headlamps failing to illuminate in select BrightDrop, Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC vehicles when the multi-function switch is in the “Off” or “Parking Lamp” position, potentially causing the daytime running lights to deactivate while the vehicle is in motion, thereby violating Canadian regulations.

If the headlights were to malfunction, visibility may be compromised, increasing the risk of a collision or serious injury.

To remedy this issue, certified GM technicians will inspect the affected vehicles and update the body control module (BCM) software as necessary.

The affected components include the headlamps and daytime running lights.

The total number of affected vehicles is reported to be 273,255.

Affected owners will be notified by General Motors via mail and instructed to schedule an appointment with their local GM dealer. Owners can also check their vehicle’s status by visiting and entering their VIN. Additionally, they can contact BrightDrop, Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, or Transport Canada directly for further assistance using the provided recall number and contact information.

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