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GM Offering Free Fix of Potentially Defective Headlights

Several models of Buicks, Chevrolets, GMCs and Pontiacs are affected

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    GM is extending the warranty on vehicles that may have defective headlights as the federal government investigates whether the recall should be expanded. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan explains.

    (Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017)

    General Motors is extending warranty coverage for thousands of vehicles that may have defective headlights and were not part of recalls in 2014 and 2015, News4 has exclusively learned.

    GM has extended the warranties of several models of Buicks, Chevrolets, GMCs and Pontiacs, the company said.

    “We are extending coverage for the modules on vehicles currently outside the recall population to 12 years or 150,000 miles," a statement from a company spokesman said. "Customers can contact a GM dealer for repairs at no cost.”

    Go here to see the full list of affected vehicles.

    Nearly half a million GM vehicles were affected by the recalls in 2014 and 2015.

    In April, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation to determine whether to expand the recall to include an additional 317,000 vehicles.

    “We are cooperating fully with NHTSA in their query on the headlamp driver modules, and will provide field data and other information to help determine whether the recall population should be expanded," the GM spokesman said.

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    A Reston, Virginia, man is frustrated with an open recall on his car he’s been waiting a year to get fixed. It’s a frustration felt by many vehicle owners as auto recalls continue to add up. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan explains why manufacturers are allowed to recall a vehicle without a remedy and what to do if this happens to you. Click here to file a complaint on a remedy you think is taking too long.
    (Published Thursday, March 17, 2016)