GM Recalls Certain Model Year 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS Vehicles

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—December 30, 2010

Potential Number of Units Affected: 95,927

Summary:
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS Vehicles. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which repeated flexing of the passenger sensing system mat in the front passenger seat may cause the mat to kink, bend, or fold. This flexing can break the connections in the mat. If this occurs, the sensor may not detect the presence of a front seat passenger and will not disable the air bag.

Consequence:
Non-deployment of the front passenger air bag in the event of a crash necessitating the air bag’s deployment may reduce protection of the passenger and increase the risk or severity of injury to them.

Remedy:
Dealers will replace the passenger sensing system free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463 and at the Owner Center at www.gmownercenter.com.

Notes:
GM Safety Recall No. 100355. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov