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.