GM has issued a product recall for certain examples of 2022 and 2023 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV models due to an issue related to daytime running lights (DRLs) failing to deactivate.
The problem: affected vehicles fitted with faulty DRLs don’t deactivate when the headlights are turned on, and fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
The hazards: DRLs that fail to deactivate fail could cause glare for oncoming drivers and increase the risk of a crash.
The fix: certified GM technicians will be instructed to update the body control module software at the dealership, or through an over-the-air (OTA) update, free of charge.
Affected components: daytime running lights (DRLs).
Affected vehicles: besides the 2022-2023 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, this recall also impacts several other GM vehicles, including:
- 2021-2023 Buick Envision
- 2020-2023 Cadillac CT4
- 2020-2023 Cadillac CT5
- 2022-2023 Chevy Silverado 1500
- 2022-2023 Chevy Suburban
- 2022-2023 Chevy Tahoe
- 2022-2023 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2022-2023 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
It’s worth noting that this recall affects both U.S. and Canadian models.
Number of affected vehicles: GM indicates there are 740,108 units affected in the U.S. and 85,685 units in Canada across all nameplates listed above.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. For U.S. owners, notification letters are expected to be mailed January 23rd, 2023.
Any American owners that are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it. Canadian owners can do the same at my.gm.ca/gm/en/recalls.
Owners can also reach out to Cadillac, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or Transport Canada directly with any questions or concerns they may have using the recall number and contact information included below.
- GM recall number: N222386380
- GMC Customer Service: 1-888-988-7267
- GM Canada Customer Service: 1-800-263-3777
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V874000
- Transport Canada Recall Number: 2022-700
- NHTSA (toll-free number): 1-888-327-4236
- Transport Canada (toll-free number): 1-866-995-9737