Buick Envision Interior Ambient Lighting Does Not Cover The Whole Dashboard15
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.
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gm you had only one job, in design, and you can’t even get that right.
They are cheap crap cars for a reason.
I was not considering a Buick and now I’m considering it even lesser.
At first I was thinking, “Who gives a crap about the ambient lighting?”, but then when you see that people thought it was broke because of the design… Well that is kind of funny.
We think it’s broken because it then continues around to the passenger doors as well… it looks like the lights are out in one area and it looks wrong and stupid if that was their “design” ! WHY??
We’ve had the car 1 week, it’s a 2021, and had to see dealer today about a tire and this light!!
,could have sworn it was on the first night, but, not afterwards! They said it never was on. Not there!
My mother-in-law has a 2021 Envision, which I have driven numerous times at night, and never once thought something was wrong with the ambient lighting.
Obviously someone has, but certainly not everyone.
No surprise here. Its GM pinch every penny possible……
Oh I did not get a useless light on my AC Vent. I am devastated.
You don’t have to be devastated but people want things on their new vehicles to work and that shouldn’t be to much to ask considering how much a person is a paying for a new car.
Especially one built with slave labor in China…
Yup, I’ve always find it strange how people are cool with buying anything new no matter what it is a car, house, refrigerator, or even a simple coffee pot and being ok with things not working on it.
There’s always reflective tape which is just as cheap .
LOL. I have a 2019 TourX. There is some really cool LED thin light strips on the dash and door panels. Cool as hell. But there is no fricking lights on the floor for your feet below the dash. Annoying AF. There is a puddle light on the rear hatch that shines the Buick logo down on the ground when you get within like 10 feet of the hatch. Ok whatever, but there is no puddle lamps on the door mirrors. Annoying AF, again WTF.