2012 Buick Regal

GM recalls over 3k 2012 Buick Regal models due to lighting problem

A software error has been linked to parking lamp failure in the all-new Regal.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that General Motors is recalling 3,633 Buick Regals due to a lighting concern. Buick was found in violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, which has to do with “Lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment.” Specifically, the Regal’s parking lamps may not activate due to a software error according to the NHTSA. Defective parking lamps could reduce the vehicle’s visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall affects vehicles built between February 22, 2011 and February 22, 2012.

GM has already begun notifying Buick Regal owners as of yesterday. Dealers will reprogram the body control module on affected vehicles, free of charge. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236. The NHTSA Campaign ID Number is 12V093000 and the GM Recall Number is 12048.

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