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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
September, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

General Motors Corporation

Models: GMC Envoy Year: 1998

Number Involved: 3,116

Dates of Manufacture: November 1997 - April 1998

Noncompliance: The Daytime Running Lights (DRL) were built with a candela value greater than 2,600, were located less than 100mm from the turn signals and hazard warning lamps, and are not deactivated when the turn signal or hazard warning lamps are activated. This does not comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." This condition would make if difficult for drivers of oncoming vehicles to see the turn signal, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Remedy: Dealers will install a new body control module and reprogram the vehicle with a new calibration that will turn the DRL off when the turn signal or hazard warning flasher is activated. Owner notification is expected to begin during October 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact GMC at 1-800-462-8782.

[NHTSA Recall No.98V097001/GM Recall No. 98056]

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.