Chevy Tahoe, Suburban Recalled For DRLs That Don’t Deactivate2
GM has issued a product recall for certain examples of 2022 and 2023 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban 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 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, this recall also impacts several other GM vehicles, including:
- 2021-2023 Buick Envision
- 2020-2023 Cadillac CT4
- 2020-2023 Cadillac CT5
- 2022-2023 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
- 2022-2023 Chevy Silverado 1500
- 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 Chevy, 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
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European countries have their own lamp requirements. It is not the same as North America. If you purchase A North American built vehicle and ship it to Germany, the vehicle must be modified and certified by a licensed shop. There is a difference in the candle power for headlamps and tail lights.
Want some light reading, 186 pages for light/lamp requirements and reflectors
www (add a dot) ecfr.gov/current/title-49/subtitle-B/chapter-V/part-571/subpart-B/section-571.108
This seems ridiculous. I have a 2021 suburban in Canada. The DRLs are the C shaped LEDs under the headlights that turn orange for signaling. When thw headlights come on, the Cs stay on as well. How would that contribute to glare? All gm trucks I have seen keep their DRLs on in Canada with the headlights.
Are the DRL lights different in the US?