Improperly Manufactured Headlights Prompt Cruze Recall

about 33,000 vehicles are included in GM's recall

Improperly Manufactured Headlights Prompt Cruze Recall
Image: General Motors
July 29, 2016

General Motors (GM) has issued a recall for vehicles with problematic exterior lighting.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles. The headlight assemblies are not marked with a three-digit identifier code used to properly aim the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Assoc. Equipment."

Without the identification code, the headlights may be improperly aimed during service, reducing nighttime visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

The automaker is including about 33,000 vehicles in its recall.

GM will mail owners instructions and adhesive labels, with the correct code, to install on their headlight assemblies. Owners may also bring the vehicle to a GM dealership for any assistance with applying the label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact the Chevrolet Customer Service Department at (800) 222-1020.