The 2022 Hummer EV had hardly gotten off the ground when it was subjected to its first recall. General Motors issued a recall last week for at least ten of the electric pickup trucks after discovering a flaw in the software that operates the taillights. (You read that correctly.) Cars are now essentially just rolling computers.)
According to the recall notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the stated cause of the problem is « [e]mbedded software in the microcontroller in the taillamp assembly. »
The software problem might damage one or both taillights, causing them to be partially or completely ineffective. This includes the brake light, turn signals, backup light, side marker, and clearance light. The taillight stayed illuminated in certain cases even after the car was shut off.
Two GM personnel uncovered the issue based on field reports of the Hummer EV, which only began selling late last year. From January 8th to February 7th, the automaker received three complaints about defective taillights, albeit no crashes were reported as a result of the defect.
The remedy appears to be so simple that it has already been implemented. According to a GMC spokeswoman, the business has contacted all affected customers and replaced the problematic taillights. Other Hummers that have yet to be delivered have been repaired.
« All customer vehicles have been repaired, and we apologize for any trouble this problem has caused our customers, » said a GM spokeswoman in an email. The spokesman went on to say that the ten impacted vehicles do not represent the whole population of Hummer EVs delivered to customers.