14093 – Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Inoperative DRL Module Overheating – 2004-2008 Chevrolet Pontiac

May 19, 2014 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V261000

Daytime Running Light Module Overheating

If the DRL module melts due to the heat generation, it could cause a vehicle fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V261

Manufacturer General Motors LLC


Potential Number of Units Affected 218,000



General Motors is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo vehicles equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). In the affected vehicles, there may be heat generated within the DRL module located in the center console in the instrument panel, which could melt the DRL module.



GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a revised DRL module, inspect the wiring connector for heat damage, and clean the DRL circuit grounds. Owners were sent interim notices on August 14, 2014. The recall began on February 6, 2015. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). General Motors recall number for this campaign is 14236.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in all 2004-2008 model year Chevrolet Aveo, 2004-2006 Chevrolet Epica (Canada), 2004-2007 Chevrolet Optra (Canada) and 2005-2008 Pontiac Wave/G3 (Canada). Some of these vehicles have a condition in which heat generated within the headlamp switch, which is located on the left side of the steering column, can deform a plastic actuator within the switch intended to lift the headlamp switch contacts. As this actuator deforms, the headlamp switch contacts can close. If carbon has formed on the headlamp switch contacts, it could cause a resistive short and melt the switch, which could cause a fire.

In addition, a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) within the DRL module, which is located under the instrument panel, may operate in an unintended state due to an external cause. While in this state, if the over temperature protection circuit and heat sinking capability of the DRL module do not adequately protect the DRL module, the DRL module could melt and cause a fire.



Dealers are to install a revised DRL module, inspect wiring connectors for heat damage and clean DRL circuit grounds. Note: Optra model vehicles also receive a new multifunction signal switch and jumper relay kit.



Description Quantity/ Vehicle Part Number
Module, Daytime Running Lamp (All) 1 95333617 14093 - Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Inoperative DRL Module Overheating - 2004-2008 Chevrolet Pontiac » small light
Signal Switch (W/Fog Lamp) Optra HF Only 1 96387324
Signal Switch (W/O Fog Lamp) Optra HW Only 1 96392862
Harness – Jumper Relay Kit (Optra All) 1 94543674
CLIP, WRG HARN SPLICE (merch pk of 10) As Req’d 05297428 14093 - Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Inoperative DRL Module Overheating - 2004-2008 Chevrolet Pontiac » small light
TUBING, SHRINK (1/8″ BLACK) (merch pk of 10) As Req’d 12355010 14093 - Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Inoperative DRL Module Overheating - 2004-2008 Chevrolet Pontiac » small light
Optra Pigtail harness repair kit for Signal Switch As Req’d 94509624 14093 - Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Inoperative DRL Module Overheating - 2004-2008 Chevrolet Pontiac » small light
Optra Pigtail harness repair kit for DRL Module As Req’d 94509625 14093 - Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Inoperative DRL Module Overheating - 2004-2008 Chevrolet Pontiac » small light
Aveo/Wave/G3 Pigtail harness repair kit for DRL Module As Req’d 42364044 14093 - Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Inoperative DRL Module Overheating - 2004-2008 Chevrolet Pontiac » small light


5 Affected Products




17 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-14V261-2183.pdf 50.728KB



Defect Notice(Part 573)- Supplemental

RCDNN-14V261-7114.pdf 84.09KB



Defect Notice(Part 573)

RCDNN-14V261-5451.pdf 162.325KB



Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-14V261-1465.pdf 73.73KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-14V261-7377.pdf 970.502KB



Recall 573 Report – Rev 5

RCLRPT-14V261-5977.PDF 28.858KB



Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-14V261-2145.pdf 159.613KB



Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – Interim

RCONL-14V261-1456.pdf 159.613KB



Recall 573 Report – Amended

RCLRPT-14V261-1976.PDF 28.638KB



Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-14V261-0269.pdf 71.592KB



Recall Quarterly Report – 2015-Q2

RCLQRT-14V261-8021.PDF 28.963KB



Recall Quarterly Report – 2015-Q4

RCLQRT-14V261-7256.PDF 29.174KB



Recall Quarterly Report – 2015-Q3

RCLQRT-14V261-0278.PDF 29.073KB



Recall Quarterly Report – 2016-Q1

RCLQRT-14V261-7869.PDF 214.945KB



Issued Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-14V261-2805.pdf 167.728KB



Defect Notice(Part 573)- Amended Defect Paragraph

RCDNN-14V261-1146.pdf 100.73KB



Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-14V261-4042.pdf 16.621KB



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