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GM adds vehicles to 2014 headlamp recall

Ford recalls F-650 and F-750 trucks for potential seatbelt anchor problem.


August 19, 2015
by ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT — General Motors and Ford have issued recalls in the US and Canada.

Detroit-based GM is adding 181,000 cars to a 2014 recall for headlights that can stop working; and Ford is recalling just over 26,000 trucks because some front seat belts may not be anchored in the right position.

GM also will have to fix thousands of cars from the 2014 recall a second time because the original repairs could fail.

The expansion covers the 2005 Buick LaCrosse, the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix in the U.S., and the 2005 Buick Allure in Canada.

A headlight module may not work in high temperatures under the hood. That can cause the low-beam and daytime running lights to fail. Dealers will replace the module with an existing part until a permanent repair is developed and installed.

The 2014 recall affected 316,357 vehicles from 2006 through 2009 including the LaCrosse, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender.

Ford’s recall covers F-650 and F-750 trucks from the 2011, 2013 and 2015 model years that were built in Mexico from Feb. 14, 2011, through April 28, 2015.

The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker says the front passenger and centre seat belts may not be anchored in the correct spot relative to the seat. The problem could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

The company says it knows of no crashes or injuries from the problem. Ford says engineers are developing repair procedures.

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