Suit Alleges Yukon Brake-Light Issue Needs Recall

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Source: The following includes excerpts from a recent post by David A. Wood about an alleged issue with certain GMC Yukon taillight assemblies and malfunctioning brake lights which has resulted in a class-action suit.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A class-action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida calling for General Motors to initiate a recall of 2017-2019 model year GMC Yukons for alleged brake-light issues.

The plaintiffs are alleging faulty tail-light assemblies in these vehicles can cause the brake lights to not function, an issue the company initially addressed on 2015-2016 Yukons.

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The post reported:

According to the GM class action lawsuit, the automaker has issued bulletins and special coverage programs for the Yukon SUVs but failed to order an official recall to fix the problems.

The taillight suit includes 2017-2019 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali and Yukon Denali XL vehicles that allegedly should have been included in a special coverage adjustment (SCA) for 2015-2016 GMC Yukons.

SCA N182180270 was issued in November 2019 entitled “Tail Lamps Inoperative,” but was limited to 2015-2016 Yukon vehicles only. GM replaced the inoperative taillights for free, reimbursed Yukon owners and lessees who paid for repairs and covered the replacements for 6 years or 72,000 miles.

The 2015-2016 Yukons are not included in the GM class action lawsuit.

The plaintiff who sued says a Yukon taillight recall should be ordered because taillight assembly failures are serious safety hazards and increase the chances of rear-end crashes.

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A GMC Yukon taillight recall is also allegedly needed because the tail lamp assembly may have faulty LED strips that cause the brake or taillights to fail. Additionally, there may be a faulty connection inside the taillight assembly or defective circuit board assembly caused by a weakness in the circuitry of the taillight.

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Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.