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The 2022 GMC Hummer EV has already been recalled and fixed

If you've ever stopped at a red light while being followed by a car without working taillights, you know how terrifying the experience can be. If the automaker hadn't busted its humps to have their cars corrected by the time the recall was made public, that might have been an issue for drivers stuck behind GMC's showy new Hummer EV.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV was the subject of a recall last week from General Motors. Only 10 of the Detroit-produced automobiles, with manufacturing dates between October 2021 and January 2022, were impacted by the problem.

The taillights, notably the fact that they weren't really functioning, are what caused the issue. The software in charge of the taillamps may cause one or both lights to go out or to illuminate at the wrong moment, according to the defect report submitted to NHTSA. And when it broke, it broke, taking out the side marker, reverse light, turn signal, and brake light. In other instances, even after the vehicle was switched off, the lights would continue to be on. This is a breach of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment," in case you were wondering.

GM found the problem after two field reports of malfunctioning taillamps were received by an employee. GM uncovered the problem after starting its own study and began the process of starting a recall. The problem can be resolved by simply replacing the taillights with new ones that have the appropriate firmware.

In fact, the remedy was so simple that all 10 of the afflicted vehicles have already received it. A GMC official told Motor1 in an email that the carmaker had contacted each and every affected owner immediately and had already changed the taillights. Other Hummer EVs were also impacted, but as GM still owned them, they were also rectified.