Common Lights Problems

  1. Sudden Low Beam Headlight Failure

    The 1st generation Envoy and Envoy XL have low beam headlights can suddenly shut off even though the lights themselves are perfectly fine. The issue is a a defective headlamp driver module which is responsible for distributing power to the …

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  2. The Sierra Has Terrible Headlights

    For such a big, rugged truck, the GMC Sierra has some of the worst headlights on the road. But why?…

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Where Lights Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Recent Lights News

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  1. A lawsuit regarding the GMC Sierra’s “inadequate” headlights is still burning bright in a California court.

    The plaintiffs allege GM made changes in the bulbs, assemblies and operation of the headlights … GM allegedly changed to projector-style headlights with single bulbs, smaller reflectors, two lenses each and shutters to switch between high and low beams that work from a single voltage source.

    The lawsuit was filed back in 2015 after owners started questioning GM’s headlight redesign for the 2014 and 2015 model years.

    Look – if you saw one of these trucks driving in the oncoming lane at night, I wouldn’t blame you if you confused it for a pair of mopeds with weak batteries. It’s that bad.

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  2. GM isn't arguing against claims that the 2014-2015 GMC Sierra has some terrible headlights

    , just that the lawsuits against them don't prove it. GM argues truck owners don't allege the lights malfunction in any way, so the case should be dismissed because other lawsuits have been dismissed because of similar claims.

    The plaintiffs are worried ineffective lights will lead to more nighttime crashes, but GM says they have no data to back it up. If the automaker actually needs data for that, then I'm not sure which is dimmer --- the headlights or GM itself.

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