Vehicles are recalled for all different types of reasons that pertain to the safety of drivers and passengers, but I've never heard of this one before. Having said that, I completely understand it.
The newest recall pertains to the brightness of headlights... in this case, headlights that are too bright.
I'm sure you've had been driving and thought to yourself, that person needs to learn to use their dims. Then they pass by you and you see their bright lights go on in your rearview mirror and you're absolutely shocked. That's the problem we have here.
General Motors Headlight Recall
Over 740,000 General Motors vehicles in the United States have been recalled as a result of brightness concerns. Auto News says the recall is due to "bright headlight reflections that may cause glare or be distracting to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash."
General Motors told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration they didn't believe a recall was necessary. The NHTSA disagreed, telling GM that "certain weather conditions such as snow and fog could result in light from the noncompliant lamp causing veiling glare to other motorists driving."
The General Motors recall is for some 2010-17 GMC Terrain compact crossovers. Beginning in 2018, a different design for headlights was put into use. Owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified beginning around April 23, according to Auto News. GM is still working to determine a fix.
Ford Announces Expanded Recall
Ford has also announced the recall of some 2016-2018 Ford F-150 pickups, in addition to select 2016 and 2017 Lincoln Navigator SUV's and Ford Expedition's. More than 90 percent of the impacted vehicles are F-150's and and Expedition's.
A Safety Recall Report from the NHTSA says, "The brake master cylinder may allow brake fluid to leak from the brake master cylinder front wheel circuit into the brake booster."
Just under 196,000 vehicles are impacted by this expansion of a previous recall, which was for over 290,000 2014-2017 Ford F 150s back in 2022. Dealers were made aware of the expanded recall last week with vehicle owners expected to be notified the week of April 25, according to the NHTSA.