The 13135 recall procedure is only to install a reinforcement plate to the rear of the DRL reflector to hold the bulb in. In most cases the reflector is already cracked and partially melted. This is only a band-aid fix. GM is not going to eat the cost of replacing the entire headlamp assembly, as you found out. It is crappy as this is a design defect. The 3157 bulbs run too hot when they are on constantly as in the case of our DRLs. Mine became such a headache I ended up pulling the DRL fuse and just use the regular headlamps when driving on 2-lane highways.SDCal09Acadia said:After A LOT of research, this is a common problem and I can't figure out why it wouldn't be covered as part of recall 13135. Additionally, the Certified Pre-Owned warranty only expired 2 months ago. With all the trips to the dealer for the problems we have had in the past 14 months along with the recalls, you'd think they would be more helpful.
My other car is a 2002 Nissan Maxima that I purchased new and it has never had a problem. We were planning on trading it in for an American made car, another GMC but now I'm not so sure.
$1315 is a lot of money especially since it is obviously a manufacturing/design defect.