Headlights issue prompts recall of some 2012 Buick Regals
DETROIT - Issues with parking lights, in violation of U.S. safety standards, is prompting a recall of almost 3,700 2012 Buick Regal sedans.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says about 3,633 cars may have parking lights that fail to activate when drivers turn on the headlights. That defect violates U.S. standards and may increase the risk of a crash, due to reduced visibility of the Buick car.
The problem is caused by a software programming error. General Motors began notifying Regal owners this week. The affected owners will be able to bring the car to the dealership for free repairs.
Consumers can receive more information about this safety recall by calling GM's toll-free customer support line at (800)521-7300 and asking about GM recall number 12048, or by clicking here to visit the NHTSA website.