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?

Gary

Flood404 response: Good solution to just disconnectit .
The DRL's are important during the day to know if a car ia coming (white) towards you in the distance so one can pass or not, or going the same direction and maybe passing (or weaving). It is great for distance and better than parking lights (amber).

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