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General Motors recalls 740K SUVs; headlights are too bright

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 13:00:56-04

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 740,000 small SUVs in the U.S. because the headlight beams can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers.

The recall announced Tuesday comes after U.S. safety regulators turned down a request from the Detroit automaker to avoid the recall.

The company is recalling GMC Terrain SUVs from 2010 through 2017. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, models after 2017 have a different headlight design.

The documents say reflections caused by the headlight housings in the recalled vehicles can illuminate some areas with too much light.

The agency says this can reduce visibility for other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM hasn’t come up with a repair yet.

The company expects to notify owners by letter starting April 23.