GM Expands 2014 Recall to Include Two Additional Models

GM Expands 2014 Recall to Include Two Additional Models
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August 19, 2015

General Motors recalled about 275,000 vehicles last year for faulty headlights, but that number wasn't enough.

This week, GM announced that it would be adding about 160,000 more vehicles to the initial 2014 recall, adding the 2005 Buick LaCrosse and the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. The headlamp module is prone to overheating, which can cause sporadic or permanent loss of low-beam functionality. This decreases the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall expansion came after U.S. safety regulators sent the Detroit company a list of consumer complaints about headlight failures in GM cars. Vehicles previously repaired under the 2014 recall will have to be repaired again, as the replacement part is also faulty, GM spokesman Alan Adler told ABC News.

GM is unaware of any incidents or injuries related to this recall. Dealers will replace the module with an existing part until a permanent repair is developed and installed.

Customers with questions can contact the company at (800) 521-7300.