General Motors is informing customers and dealership service technicians that the interior ambient lighting in the 2021 and 2022 model year Buick Envision does not cover the passenger side of the dashboard.
In a post on its GM Techlink website, the automaker pointed out that the interior ambient lighting in the current generation Buick Envision is only present along the chrome edge of the infotainment screen and the driver’s side air vent and is not supposed to be applied to the passenger side air vent.
While the Techlink post does not explicitly say this, it seems likely that customers have been taking their vehicles into dealers thinking the interior ambient lighting on the passenger side has experienced a fault, when in fact there was never any ambient lighting there to begin with.
“This is the intended design of the instrument panel lighting and is a normal operating characteristic of the vehicle,” the Techlink post says. “Do not replace any parts or attempt any repairs to the far right chrome strip.”
“Customers should be notified of this normal lighting operating characteristic and that it does not impact the designed performance of the vehicle,” the post also indicates.
The ambient lighting in the 2021 and 2022 Buick Envision is a cosmetic feature only and is intended to give the vehicle a more warm and welcoming feeling as the occupants enter and/or exit the vehicle. This is a standard feature that’s included across all trim levels, from the entry-level Preferred to the range-topping Avenir.
Prices for the current 2022 model year Buick Envision start at $32,695 (including destination and freight) for the entry-level Preferred trim level with FWD. The compact crossover is produced exclusively at the GM Jinqiao plant in Shanghai, China.