Recall Alert: 2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 218,000 model-year 2004-08 Chevrolet Aveo cars equipped with daytime running lights.

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, heat may be generated within the daytime running lights module, which could melt it and cause a fire.

What Owners Should Do: GM does not yet have a fix for this recall, and the automaker hasn’t provided a customer notification schedule, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more info, owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 and reference recall number 14236. Owners also can call NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Comments 

Steve

I thought DRL's use less power than low beams. Wouldn't driving with your low beams on cause more of a hazard? That folks is NOT a quality product. Since GM has no fix yet, maybe they should duct tape some AA flashlights in place of the DRL. Aveo = eewww!

J

Steve,

It is the modules...Not the headlamps themselves.

Steve

My mistake J. Thanks for clarifying that.

Flood404

My fix would be to unplug the module until they come up with a fix. The common issue was the DRL indicator would flicker in the cold weather which means there is a bad solder joint in the DRL module. Granted this will disable the DRL lights totally but you can turn on your headlights manually during the day if you want. I find this feature totally pointless. Who can't see a moving car in broad daylight anyways?

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