Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Faulty Headlights Spur General Motors Recall

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Most people think of their vehicles as being relatively safe and reliable machines, especially if they’re made by a well-known manufacturer. Unfortunately, however, there are no guarantees in life, as proven by General Motors’ recent recall.

The popular automobile manufacturer recalled a whopping 316,357 vehicles due to a problem with their headlights. A glitch can possibly cause the headlights on certain vehicles to stop working altogether.

While any person who notices a problem with their headlights should report the issue to General Motors, certain models are mainly affected. These include:

l  The Buick LaCrosse Sedan
l  The Chevrolet Trailblazer
l  The Isuzu Ascender SUV
l  The GMC Envoy
l  The Saab 9-7X
l  The Buick Rainier

Affected vehicles were manufactured between 2006 and 2009, so owners of any of these models made during these years should be on the lookout for headlight problems. Faulty headlights may seem small, but they can do big damage. Headlights that aren’t working properly can cause accidents, tickets, and other problems.

Buyers affected by the recall are entitled to free headlight replacement at a local dealership.

It’s easy to see that you can never be too careful. No matter how far in the past you bought your vehicle or how great the manufacturer’s reputation may be, serious and dangerous problems can be discovered at any time. Sign up for email newsletters and mailings from your car manufacturer, pay attention to the news, and respond to any recalls or problem reports promptly to keep yourself and others safe on the road.