Following a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation, General Motors (GM) has extended its headlight warranty to cover problems related to its headlamp driver modules recall.
The initial recall was for defective low-beam headlights and daytime running lights on certain GM makes and models that were prone to failure. After receiving 128 consumer complaints following the recall, NHTSA opened an investigation on April 30, 2017, to see if the recall fixed the affected vehicles and if enough vehicles were included.
Since 2014, the manufacturer has had problems with its headlights and daytime running lights, when it recalled more than 300,000 vehicles. A year later, the recall was expanded to include an additional 180,000 vehicles.
According to the company, in the affected vehicles, the headlamp driver module may overheat, which could melt the module under the hood and result in failing headlight and daytime running lights.
Vehicles included in the extended warranty program include:
- 2006-2008 Buick Allure
- 2006-2008 Buick LaCrosse
- 2006 Buick Rainier
- 2006-2009 Chevy TrailBlazer
- 2006-2009 GMC Envoy
- 2006 GMC Envoy XL
- 2006 and 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
However, not every vehicle listed in the original recall is included in the extended warranty, such as the 2006-2008 Isuzu Ascender, 2006-2008 Saab 9-7X and 2005 Buick LaCrosse.
GM says it will provide owners of affected vehicles extended coverage for problems stemming from the headlamp modules for 12 years or 150,000 miles, whichever happens first.
A GM dealer will provide repairs at no cost, and owners or lessees who have already paid for the repairs can be reimbursed, according to the company.
GM will notify owners who qualify for the extended warranty, and dealers will replace the headlamp driver module, if necessary.