2011 Buick REGAL Exterior Lighting Turn Signal Recall

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2011 Buick REGAL Exterior Lighting Turn Signal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #95906
NHTSA Compaign #12V484000
MFG Compaign #12212
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2011
 Date of notification08/09/14
 Begin date of manufacuring14/08/22
 End date of manufacturing14/08/22
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/10/12
 Report created04/10/12
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number108
Estimated number of affected units120426
 Defect summaryGeneral motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 buick regal and model year 2013 chevrolet malibu vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with two turn signal bulbs in each front turn signal. If one of the two front turn signal bulbs burn out in either front turn signal lamp, there is no indication to the driver. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
 Consequence summaryIf the driver is not aware that a turn signal is not functioning properly, the driver may continue to drive the vehicle. If half of a front turn signal is not illuminating, other driver's may not be aware that the affected vehicle is turning, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionGm will notify owners, dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. The recall began in september 2014. Owners may contact buick at 1-800-521-7300 or chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. Gm's number for this recall is 12212.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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