WASHINGTON - Because brake light switches may wear out prematurely, General Motors is recalling 1 million light trucks from the 1994 model year.
The company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin-istration blamed the problem on reversed polarity of switch wiring. NHTSA said the switches initially function normally, but reversed polarity causes contacts in the switch to fail and brake lights not to function.
GM said the affected models are Chevrolet C/K pickups, Suburban and Blazer; and GMC Sierra, Suburban and Yukon. The recall includes both brands' chassis cabs.
Dealers are to replace the switch and reverse the wiring.
Here are other safety recalls compiled by NHTSA:
1999 VOLVO S70
Problem: Fuel-filter configuration does not meet federal standards, increasing risk of leakage in a crash.
Fix: Install protection bracket.
1994-97 DODGE RAM 3500 TRUCKS
Problem: Headlight and parking light switch fails prematurely.
Fix: Install switch with relay in parking light wiring circuit.