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GM Recalls 740,000 SUVs Due to Headlight Issue

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The goliath automaker announced the sizable recall on Tuesday, which affects GMC Terrains from model years 2010-2017. Headlights on the affected SUVs are too bright for oncoming drivers.

General Motors’ latest recall looks like bad news for the company, but good news for anyone driving the other direction of the 2010-2017 Terrains.

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday morning that GM recalled more than 740,000 of the small SUVs sold in the U.S. According to the company, the headlight beams can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers.

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The recall comes after U.S. safety regulators turned down the Detroit automaker’s request to avoid it.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compiled documents that say the headlight housings can cause reflections that make some areas overbright. The agency said that the issue results in reduced visibility for other drivers, which increases the risks of collisions.

“We are still finalizing an actual remedy for the affected vehicles,” GM spokesman Dan Flores said. Flores didn’t present a timeline for repairs. GM said it expects to notify Terrain owners via letter starting April 23.

It also said that it’s only received one customer complaint relevant to the recalled vehicles.

Headlights in the U.S. have lagged behind global standards for years due to archaic legislation against adaptive beams. However, the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make the technology available in the U.S. by late 2023.

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